Police and social workers were investigating a Florida mother who was filmed repeatedly dipping her 3-year-old son of the head in a toilet.
Police and social workers are examining a Florida mother who was filmed repeatedly dipping her 3-year-old son of the head in a toilet and flushing it.
Kaitlyn Wolf, of Leesburg, said she received death threats after a video of her and gives her son a “dizzy” went viral. Wolf said the video was not meant to be posted on Facebook. She told WKMG she sent the video to someone “for a laugh,” but the footage was posted online.
Wolf said the video was taken out of context and that her son was laughing.
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“If my son would have continued after the filming, he said,” do it again, do it again.’ He was just asking us to do it again when I was in the shower. He knows that he is not being hurt. We were just playing with him,” Wolf told FOX 35.
The mother told FOX 35 she gave her son a “woozy” after he said a bad word.
“I was going to have soap in his mouth, but when he chased me around the house for 10 minutes, by the time I caught him, I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just going to stick his head in the toilet,’ as a joke,” Wolf said.
Since the video went viral, officials have had to park outside her house in a response to multiple threats. Wolf told WKMG they received a message that said they “shot and killed, run over, or buried alive.”
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In a statement issued on Sunday, the Leesburg Police Department said investigators are working with prosecutors to determine whether to bring charges against the Wolf. The Ministry of Children and Families were also working with the police to investigate.
“My children are not in any way abused. They have never been. We roughhouse, they roughhouse,” she told FOX 35.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.