A North Carolina man and his friend were arrested after they live-streamed themselves smoking marijuana in front of his six-year-old son.
According to the Daily Mail, Donta Dewayne Blue,23, and his friend, 20-year-old Tyreek Jordan Carpenter was arrested Sunday after they were caught smoking marijuana in front of Blue’s son on Facebook Live. Blue explained to police that he was smoking during the March 7 live stream but did not know that his son was in the room initially.
‘He was so quiet I didn’t notice, and when I did notice I told him to go upstairs. It is wrong because he’s still around us while smoking. I own up to that. It was my fault.’
The boy’s mother, Lynette Caldwell, contacted police once she saw her son in the video and said he suffers from asthma.
‘I’m like. I have to do something about this. This is my child,’
Blue acknowledges his mistake and hopes he can become a better parent from the experience.
‘I hope everything goes how it’s supposed to go and I get a second chance to do better and try to be the father I’m supposed to be,’
The pair was charged with misdemeanor child abuse and are scheduled to appear in court on separate dates.