WARNING: This footage is disturbing. It features a Maryland woman beating two screaming kids who seem petrified. In the video, she can be heard yelling, “I’ll beat these kids to death.”
The video is so disturbing that Maryland cops are now investigating the incident. It shows the woman talking into the camera, and coming towards it to turn it off at the end. So, she filmed the video of potential child abuse herself.
At some point, she had the nerve to text the video to Devon Macijeski. Late Wednesday night, Macijeski posted the 23-second footage on Facebook. It went viral immediately, says ABC2.
Watching the video, it’s clear that the little girl and boy are completely terrified. As she hits them repeatedly, they are heard screaming and pleading for her to stop.
According to the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Councilwoman Cathy Bevins was sent the video (assumably by a Facebook friend) Thursday morning. She immediately notified local police about it, calling it “very disturbing.”
The kids have been transferred to the care of the Department of Social Services, according to Baltimore County cops.
No charges have been filed, but an investigation is ongoing. Police say they are focusing on a household in the Essex/Middle River section of Maryland.
Macijeski’s video has been viewed more than 50,000 times and shared nearly 800 times as of Friday afternoon.
“This was one day where I’m glad I had a Facebook page,” Bevins told the Baltimore Sun.