A SICKENING cellphone video titled “potty training 101” appears to show parents pouring hot sauce down a child’s pants and onto his face as a form of punishment.
The footage surfaced Wednesday night on Facebook after being originally posted to Snapchat, sparking a local police investigation.
Shana Honeycutt, of Edmond, Oklahoma, shared the shocking video on her Facebook page after spotting it online. She identified the parents involved and said they were both from nearby Choctaw. She wrote: “(These parents) think putting hot sauce on your child’s face and in their mouth is an appropriate way to potty train. “I’d never shame a mom like this unless it was warranted. I’m shaking for that poor baby,” the New York Post reported. In the footage, a man appears to pour the hot sauce down the boy’s pants and onto his face as he cries hysterically and squirms. She later told KWTV: “It’s abuse. You don’t potty train by pouring hot sauce down a baby’s pants and wiping it all over the face.” The child’s mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, insists that they did nothing wrong.She said: “The video was played out to be something it wasn’t. “You can see that nothing went down his pants, and nothing was in his mouth…I would never put [my son] in harm’s way.” Despite her claims, Choctaw police were still probing the incident on last night to see if charges could be brought. DHS Communications Director Sheree Powell explained: “If something bothers you that much of what you’re seeing, and you think it’s important enough to share with your friends and family, you need to report it.” Honeycutt agreed, saying: “It needed to be public. “It didn’t need to be left in a private Facebook group where no one did or said anything about it.”