Desre’e Watson is a six-year-old girl who attends kindergarten in Avon Park, Florida. Apparently she was throwing a bit of a tantrum in class, so the teacher tried to calm her down, and when it didn’t work (and mom couldn’t be reached) she did what any teacher in Avon Park, Florida would do.
She called the cops.
But that’s not the weird part. The cops showed up and also attempted to calm down Desre’e, but she would have nothing of it. So, they did what any cops in Avon Park, Florida would do.
They slapped handcuffs on her.
Then they put her in their patrol car.
Then they took her to jail and locked her up.
And then they charged her– a six-year-old girl— with a felony and two misdemeanors.
That’s a serious tantrum. Here’s the actual police report:
(Notice her weight, listed here at a staggering 50 pounds, and her height at 4 1/2 feet. I can see why two full-grown adult policemen would need to put her in cuffs, then the car, and finally the slammer. Sheesh.)