Sandusky police: Woman duct-taped son's face

Sandusky police have charged a woman who allegedly covered her son's face with duct tape as a gag.
Emil Whitis
Feb 20, 2013

The boy's father called police Monday after receiving a disturbing cell phone picture of his 7-year-old son.

The picture came from Tiffany Ennis, 31, of Sandusky, a Sandusky police report said. She is now charged with two counts of child endangering.

“(The mother) sent a picture to (the father) of their child … with his eyes and mouth covered with duct tape,” the report said. “She advised it was funny.”

The father disagreed. Police called the mother, who said “she was playing around with duct tape with her friend and their kids,” the report said.  

The mother said no one was hurt and she was only joking, but police forwarded their findings to the prosecutor’s office, which approved the charges on Wednesday.

For more on the incident and charges, pick up a copy of Thursday's Register.

Comments

Perkins2060

Classy

xtensionofme

Exactly what was the point of her so-called gag? I'm not laughing, either.

Kottage Kat

Ya just can't fix stupid

ladydye_5

I thought you could fix EVERYTHING with duct tape.....maybe it was zip ties!!! lmao

Bluto

Just like Red Green says "Duct tape , the handy man's secret weapon" ; ))))

fluffy

even with duct tape

man_on_the_street

What does the kid say? Were they just paying around and having fun? Did he see this as funny? If so, let it go! Jeez we did this kind of thing to each other all the time as kids. More than once our stupidity ended in the ER for stitches.(and yes my parents were sometimes in on the fun). However, if this was done as a punishment, disregard my entire post, and put her in with the Senior Abuser

reporter54

She should have just velcro'd him to the wall. He could breathe so I don't really see the big deal and I vaguely remember me and my brothers doing stuff like this when we were kids with regular tape. I'm bettin' the kid wanted to do it.

Phil Packer

It's not like she duct taped his...............

jon491

Like to see pic of when the duct-tape came off. Any hair left.

Lissa4u

I hope they remove the boy from her custody. A woman who is mature enough to have a child and raise it correctly would never joke around in such a manner. The fact that she did this shows just how immature she is. Would she be laughing if someone had taped her up like that? That boy could be traumatized for life. If she does something like this as a joke, what does she do for punishment?

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Isnt that Special

well now isn't that special...more and more we are taking away the power of parenting from actual parents and allowing "the system" or children services to dictate what we can and what we can't do or say to our kids. some kids need a good time out for being so obnoxious and disrespectful towards adults and everyone else... but this looks more like an innocent playful thing and now its been blown out of proportion. Now I do understand that there are parents that do horrible things to their kids and yes those folks should be punished, but this....oy vey!!!
Shouldn't the father have made a phone call to the mother first and see what was up with that whole thing. Now the kids gonna see his mom thru bars....there's some trauma for ya Lissa4u..

MrSandusky

This post has to be layer in sarcasm...I hope.

woeISme924

@isn't that special
I couldnt agree more

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DEEPsix

Here goes the OPS and county prosecutors, and lawyers, and judges.... GIVE IT UP YOU IDIOTS.... IF THE KID WAS PLAYING, AND THEY WERE PLAYING STOP SPENDING ALL THIS TAX MONEY CHASING BS DRAGONS.... GHEZZZZZZ ERIE ERRRRRIEEE COUNTY, WHEN ARE YOU FOLKS GOING TO HIRE, ELECT PROFESSIONALS!!!!!!

KnuckleDragger

Charge the father with filing a false police report. This is just a case of the noncustodial parent that doesnt want to pay child support, getting back at the mom by using his children as a pawn.

bigsexy

And you know this is a split family how?

KnuckleDragger

And you know it's not how? Using the common sense method of thinking, what married man would call the police on his wife over something so trivial? This is the kind of stuff that goes on regularly during custody disputes, where the noncustodial parent nitpicks every little thing, and never passes on an opportunity to CREATE child abuse allegations in order to advance their agenda.

meowmix

I actually agree with you on this one Knuckle. I'm thinking you hit the nail on the head with your estimation of this event.

seriously 1137

That's exactly what it is...go to fathers facebook page...and its clear. His family also reported the event and sent pics to all the local tv news networks!!

seriously 1137

That's exactly what it is...go to fathers facebook page...and its clear. His family also reported the event and sent pics to all the local tv news networks!!

Kilroy

Unbelievable....Seems like you can't have any fun any more. The child looks like he is having fun to me.... What's next a parent is going to get arrested for taking their kid to Cedar Point when the other parent does not agree to it?

bigsexy

Wow, you can tell the child is having fun by most of his face being covered. Let me guess....you took the photo.

I bet the child had a heck of a good time when the duct tape was being removed!

Kilroy

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DEEPsix

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Huron_1969

Seems odd to me the father called the police instead of handling it between himself and his wife

Godhelpus44857

Could not agree more with the comments of DEEPsix, Kilroy, Isn't that special and Man on the Street.

yea right

Sounds like dad needs to grow up

grinenbareit

I understand the concern of Erie County officials, however the boy is smiling,laughing as it is a joke, and doesn't seem underfeed...unlike other children in Erie County.

bigsexy

And you can tell the child is laughing, how? Maybe the child was screaming when the mother taped him up....maybe the tape is making his cheeks rise, as it could appear he is smiling, or screaming for help!

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