Mom Calls Cops, Asks Them to Come Over to Scare Her Kids

Taking the nanny state to the extreme


INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla.—A Brevard County mother was arrested after she called 911 and asked dispatchers to sends officers to scare her children, police said.

According to jail records, Melissa Townsend, 27, was arrested Tuesday after making the call to emergency officials about her kids, ages 1 and 3.