Florida Baby Facebook Photo Sparks Controversy

Michael Phelps got caught through Facebook, why not a baby! They do say a picture is worth a thousand hits, um, words. CBS News reports:

Nineteen-year-old Rachel Stieringer turned herself in to Clay County Sheriff’s deputies and has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after she took a picture of her baby “smoking” out of a bong and posted it on Facebook.

Stieringer claimed that the photo was taken as a joke to show one of her friends;  however, the supposed prank backfired big time when a Texas resident got wind of the photo and notified Florida’s abuse hot line.

The Florida Department of Children and Families launched an investigation into Stieringer’s parenting skills and announced Monday that although the bong appears to be smoke-filled the baby sustained no injuries in the taking of this photo, and his drug tests came back negative.

However, his chances of someday being appointed to the Supreme Court have taken a big hit.

More from AP News:

Clay County Sheriff’s deputies say Stieringer turned herself in July 29 and was released on $502 bond.

A message could not be left at Stieringer’s home Tuesday morning. The phone number was busy on several attempts.

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  • Hadrian999

    people are stupid, why would you post anything on a public account,
    haven't there been enough stories about things like this backfiring

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Prank or no…anyone dumb enough to be grabbing a camera for a pic while their kid plays with their paraphernalia…deserves jail. Too stupid to be allowed air…much less children.

    • dumbsaint

      You forgot '… and puts it on their facebook account'

    • John Nicholson25

      you are angry at the world. To say they are too stupid to be allowed air. That girl didn't do anything morally wrong.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        You'd have to be a pot head of epic proportions to think letting your infant play with your paraphernalia is morally/ethically acceptable. I was being gentle before…she should be dragged onto a field at halftime and clubbed to death by the team.

        I'm not even anti-drug. If you can handle your shit and maintain…fine…if you turn into a fuck up who thinks an infant face down in your bong is just cool and funny…its waste of air…club to death time.

        • iamadream

          you are way too opinionated & closed minded! it is clearly a joke, maybe distasteful, but a joke nonetheless. its people like like you, that make something out of nothing, that really screw things up for the rest of us. the girl turned herself in over this & has paid bond money for crists sake! damned nazi!

          • iamadream

            I should say though, what a royal dumb ass for posting on FB

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            you attribute a lot of humor and character to someone who has neither…lamest joke ever…yeah she turned herself in…whats she gonna do? make a break for it cross country after becoming a Facebook star while abusing her child through neglect?

            my mind is pretty open…I wonder how far open it has to be to ignore a childs well being for a few giggles while stoned? hope I never find out.

        • Polymorph Legion

          would you say the same thing if it were a beer bottle???

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            Yes…as well for anything else, substance or circumstance.

        • Michelle

          I agree.. That pic is just wrong. And it could mess that baby up. I have 4 children and I would never do that. I don’t even like it when ppl smoke cigarettes around my kids.

      • Connie Dobbs

        I say she did. Rule #1 – don't share your shit with a freeloader. That kid obviously doesn't have his own stash. That's WRONG!

  • DeepCough

    “Well ain't that cure. BUT IT'S WRONG!”

  • Haystack

    My Dad used to used to put handguns in my cradle as a joke.

    • justagirl

      my mom let me play with steak knives and electrical outlets when i was a baby. we should release voxMagi on our parents.

  • Shaggz1297

    wow stupid stupid why not just fwd the email to the police and save time?

  • John Nicholson25

    Poor girl. I think it is funny. It was just a joke. Poor kid.

  • iphlogiston

    Oh, but marijuana is harmless! You wouldn't give it to YOUR kids? Why not?

    • Gemmarama

      never did me any harm… what were we talking about again?

  • Earbudcontender

    its like that baby addicted to cigs. Clearly should have been using a vaporizer.

    • chonus

      lol. I wonder if that kid kicked his habit yet?

  • Pete21p

    I'm just thankful that the face of the baby was blurred to protect the identity. Day care kids can be so cruel…

  • Polymorph Legion

    no harm, no foul…

  • chonus

    That's nothing. You should see my baby bang heroine.

  • Chingchingaring555

    Oh you are SO sensitive

  • Eolas

    A $502 bond? What the hell was the judge smoking….where do you come up with a figure like $502???

  • Eolas

    A $502 bond? What the hell was the judge smoking….where do you come up with a figure like $502???

  • Michelle

    I agree.. That pic is just wrong. And it could mess that baby up. I have 4 children and I would never do that. I don’t even like it when ppl smoke cigarettes around my kids.