A couple in Indiana have been arrested on multiple charges after cops found horrifying cellphone videos of an infant playing with a handgun.
When 19-year-old Michael Barnes was arrested last Thursday for allegedly trying to sell a firearm to an undercover officer, authorities checked his cellphone for evidence. That is when they found 2 videos of a baby playing with a firearm.
The child is seen placing the muzzle of the gun in her mouth – while voices can be heard urging to the baby to say “pow” and “bang”.
Barnes and the girl’s mother, 22-year-old Toni Wilson, were both allegedly present when the videos were made – but when confronted, Wilson claimed it was a pellet gun.
Wilson was arrested on suspicion of child neglect, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and allowing a child to possess a firearm, the released stated.
Barnes also faces the same charges, in addition to the ones from trying to sell the gun to an officer.
Barnes is not the father of the girl in the video – but is the father of 1-month-old twins. The three children were placed into emergency care.