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.