An unidentified New Jersey man stuffed a 1-year-old baby in a spinning washing machine, while the babysitter watched the situation unfold, as seen on a video posted on wdsu.com.
The man said that he put the boy in the washing machine as a joke and did not realize that it would start spinning and lock up on him as he shut its door.
After the door locked and the washer began to spin with the baby inside both the man and the babysitter tried frantically to get him out, but their attempts were of no avail.
Thankfully, one of the workers at the laundromat came to the rescue when he cut the washer's power, which finally put an end to the baby's wild ride. Fortunately, the 1-year-old was virtually unharmed.
Neither the unidentified man nor the babysitter told the boy's mother what had happened at the laundromat; and much to her horror she discovered what had happened to her son as she watched a news telecast 2 weeks after the incident.
Unsurprisingly, the mother said that the babysitter will not be permitted to watch her young son ever again.
Although the man's actions were careless and downright stupid, New Jersey prosecutor's said that the man and the babysitter did not commit any crimes and thus they will not file any criminal charges against them.
"This was not an intelligent choice to put the baby in the washing machine but it was not a crime," said Jason Laughlin, spokesman at the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
Thankfully the child was unharmed.
The laundromat's owner said that she has considered posting warning signs at her place of business to deter these types of actions in the future in order to protect herself from the potential threat of liability.
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