Mom strung out on Ritalin ‘swings her baby around like a baseball bat’

Mom strung out on Ritalin ‘swings her baby around like a baseball bat’

[Ed. note: A pox on her!]

A 39-year-old Connecticut mother has been arrested after swinging her one-year-old daughter by her feet like a baseball bat while high on Ritalin.

Aurora Houghtaling of Naugatuck was allegedly swinging the baby around by her feet on Maple Street around 6:30pm Wednesday.

Police responding to several 911 calls managed to remove the child from her mother with difficulty after Houghtaling refused to stop swinging the baby.

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According to Naugatuck Patch, Houghtaling was making irrational statements and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

She later admitted she had been snorting crushed methylphedidate pills, or Ritalin.

The baby was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for evaluation.

Houghtaling was arrested and charged with breach of peace, risk of injury to child, second-degree failure to appear and interfering with officer/resisting arrest.

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