WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: Shocking footage has emerged of teenage babysitters allegedly threatening to zap a crying toddler with a Taser.
The teenagers were looking after an Arkansas mother’s one-year-old daughter when they posted footage to Snapchat showing them taunting the toddler.
The footage was captioned: “I’m dying,” followed by a series of laughing emojis.
The distraught toddler can be seen crying and reaching her arms out for help.
Police in Conway, Arkansas, arrested three female teenagers after the Snapchat footage emerged on Monday, Fox8 reports.
In another video, a teenager allegedly slaps the toddler on the back of the head after fixing her hair.
The Snapchat caption reads: “She a bully, but I’m dying,” with more laughing emojis.
“I couldn’t even stay at work today. I just keep thinking about it,” the girl’s mother Elyssia Watkins told Fox8.
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“Why do they think it’s a laughing matter?”
Ms Watkins was unaware of the alleged abuse until a friend showed her the Snapchat footage.
“They do need to go to jail, but I hope someone really talks to them and they get some counselling,” she said.
According to local police, the toddler was examined and found to have no injuries, but all three babysitters, ranging from 15 to 17 years old, have been charged with child endangerment.