"I think it was all foolishness, stupidity", the baby's mother told the station.
Two juvenile girls were arrested after they were accused of putting an 8-month-old baby in a refrigerator and posting video of the incident on Snapchat. After a few seconds, they open the door and take the baby out of it.
Danvers police told Boston 25 News that they learned about the disturbing video from neighboring Swampscott police on Monday night. But the mother of the eight month old baby girl tells WBZ-TV one of the teens, a 15-year-old, is her niece.
She says the girls told a "believable" story about what happened, that they were reaching into the refrigerator to grab a bottle to stop the baby from crying.
"I was just traumatized by it", the mother said. However, it is unclear how long the baby was inside the fridge.
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It appears to show the duo laughing as they close the refrigerator door on the upset - but unharmed - infant.
The two babysitters have been charged with child endangerment, assault and battery with a unsafe weapon. These teenagers, I don't believe they did it to harm my child.
Despite the charges, the victim's mother maintained that her niece is a good kid that acted foolishly.
Fortunately, the baby was not injured in the incident and is with its family. They were arraigned the same day in Salem juvenile court.
MA police say the girls posted video of the incident to Snapchat.