Shayla Rudolph, an 18-year-old mother from Ohio, was arrested on Thursday after she posted a Facebook live video of her son taped to a wall. Later, she went live again to show herself taunting Child Services.
“Parents don’t need to whoop the kids, all you gotta do is tape them to the wall,” Rudolph reportedly says in the first video, which shows her 2-year-old son covered in clear packing tape, including over his mouth, and restrained against a wall behind her. “You can’t clean without them running around tearing up? Tape ‘em to the wall. You can’t cook or none of that because they running around? Tape ‘em to the wall.”
At one point in the video, she even turns to face the crying boy and says, “You got the best mommy in the whole wide world” and then, ““You can see the TV from right there. You be all right.”
Officials from the Franklin County Children’s Services showed up at Rudolph’s home in regard to the 15-minute video, which she claims was a joke. However, she soon after posted the second video, complaining to viewers that she had to find a new way to discipline her son.
“They called Children Services on me, so fuck it, now he in the corner,” Rudolph said. “Whatcha gonna do now? Call Children Services now, you can have his ass. I don’t give a fuck. This time y’all can take him.”
And that’s exactly what they did. Rudolph was indeed arrested and charged with third-degree felony abduction. Meanwhile, her son was taken into custody by Children’s Services.