Update on the washing machine kid

Remember that video I posted a few days ago about the kid being placed in a washing machine and getting locked in?

It turns out the kid was at the laundromat with his baby sitter and her boyfriend, and the baby sitter never mentioned the incident to his mother.

A woman whose 1-year-old son made national news when a video went viral of him trapped in a tumbling clothes washer says she had no idea what happened until police showed her the video Wednesday, the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., reports.

Sakia David said her son, Saimier Bush, was taken to the Federal Laundromat in Camden, N.J., on May 11 by his babysitter. Police alerted her after learning of the incident from news accounts.

“She never said anything about it,” David, who did not identify the babysitter, said in an interview outside her apartment.

Speaking on NBC’s Today show today, Sakia David said she wants the babysitter punished for allowing a male friend to put the child in the machine.

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2 Responses to Update on the washing machine kid

  1. dan says:

    Maybe she didn't tell her because the mom never asked her whether she put her son in the washing machine?

  2. Stefanie says:

    I completely didn't understand that interview. I highly respect Ann Curry and her questions were dumb. And, her comments were odd, "Well, he seems perfectly fine!" or "Why are you suing?" Really. You can't figure that one out, Ann. Come on. That interview seemed more like a condemnation of this persons lack of education and parenting skills rather than focusing on the horrible misjudgement of a sitter. Sure, these sitters were dumb. And I think the cops were dumb in saying no crime here (really? child endangerment?). Here we are with daycare's that can't spank a kid but it's perfectly legal to stick them in the washing machine…hmm…where you could kill a kid…hmm… Ann, what was your point here? Making the mom seem uneducated (achieved) or trying to figure out why this happened in the first place and explore the reaction of the cops ("All good here! Let's call it a day!").

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