Ismelda Ramos Mendoza was arrested on charges of child abuse after showing the highest level of incompetence when she burned a 6-month old’s feet on the hot pan when she couldn’t stop crying.
As if finding a babysitter isn’t stressful enough for parents, stories like this one make you question humanity.
When one set of parents decided on Ismelda Ramos-Mendoza to care for their six-month-old daughter, they were completely unaware they would soon regret their choice.
Mendoza had been asked to look after the baby girl, but instead of doing so, she decided to burn the child’s feet.
The babysitter was cooking tortillas in a frying pan, and the baby girl was crying inconsolably.
Unable to get the child to stop crying, Mendoza lashed out, picked up the baby, and placed her feet on the hot pan.
She then carried on as though nothing had happened.
When the baby’s mom spotted the blisters covering her baby’s feet, she shockingly turned to the babysitter for an explanation.
But Mendoza straight out lied and insisted she had no idea what had happened to the little girl.
Sensing the worst, and knowing the babysitter’s clams couldn’t be true, the mom quickly called the police to report the abuse case.
The child was then taken to the hospital, where she was found that she had suffered second-degree burns on her feet.
When investigators interviewed the babysitter, she admitted the child’s feet “may have rubbed across a tortilla.”
However, she incriminated herself when she later changed her confession, admitting she had placed the baby’s feet on the grill or pan out of “frustration.”
Apparently, the baby girl had been crying too much, and the only solution the sickening babysitter could come up with was to burn the child’s feet.
Sadly, the baby suffered severe injuries on her feet, leaving them severely red, swollen, blistered, and painful.
In fact, when authorities saw the injuries, they described them as “heart-wrenching.”
Ramos-Mendoza was arrested and initially held without bond. She has since been charged with child abuse, assault, and reckless endangerment.
When someone agrees to babysit a child, you’re being trusted by that child’s parents to keep them safe while they are away.
But if for any reason a babysitter feels like the job isn’t the right fit for them, whether they’re finding themselves frustrated or perhaps losing their control, then babysitting isn’t the career for them.
The solution is simple. Quit. No matter how frustrated you become, taking out your frustrations on an innocent child is never acceptable.