Two babysitters have been arrested after horrendous Snapchat footage emerged of a baby being put in a fridge while girls laughed in the background. During the short clip a crying baby was picked up from the floor and put on a high shelf in the fridge, before the door was slammed shut.
A girl was heard saying: “Bye!” as she leaves the child, who was wearing just a nappy, in the cold and dark. As the fridge was reopened the terrified baby screamed, as girls could be heard off camera laughing hysterically. The child’s mother said she was “horrified” when she found out what happened.
The appalling incident took place at around 4.30pm on Monday in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. It is unclear how long the child was left in the fridge, but the video was reported to the authorities and two unnamed girls, from a local town called Swampscott, were arrested on Tuesday night. They face charges of child endangerment and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon – in this case a fridge.