Girl Eats a Pop Tart Without Permission, Parents Promptly Send Her to Live in the Woods
Source: DALZELL, S.C. (AP) – Deputies say a Sumter County couple has been arrested after they forced their 14-year-old daughter to live in a tent in the woods because she ate a Pop Tart without permission.
Investigators said 33-year-old James Driggers and his 36-year-old wife, Crystal, only gave their daughter a flashlight, a roll of toilet paper, a whistle and a watch and told her she had to stay out in the woods for a week.
Deputies say the parents told the girl she had to meet someone at a fence at specific times to get any food.
Authorities found the girl Friday night, two days into her punishment. She was outside during Thursday night’s severe storms.
The parents are charged with child neglect. It wasn’t known if they had lawyers.
Pretty generous assortment of items they gave her if you ask me. If my daughter ever has a pop tart in my home without permission I'm sending her into the forest with nothing. Absolutely nothing. You eat a pop tart in my house, you're getting the full punishment because I can't have that sorta rebellious activity going on under my roof. I was raised not to eat pop tarts and I will raise my kids to not eat pop tarts as well (even though pop tarts are literally the only thing I ever eat for breakfast when I'm at school).
P.S. If I ate a Rold Gold pretzel instead of a Newman's organic pretzel growing up, this could have happened to me.