Choctaw hot sauce potty training video: ‘Potty training 101’. Oklahoma police are investigating a possible case of child abuse after parents shared questionable video.
Going viral is a cellphone video, titled ‘potty training 101′ which appears to show Choctaw area parents in Oklahoma pouring hot sauce down a child’s pants and onto his face as a form of punishment.
The footage surfaced Wednesday night on Facebook private after being originally posted to Snapchat.
Local police have launched an investigation and are trying to determine whether a crime was committed.
Notice of the disturbing video came reports KWTV came after Shana Honeycutt, of Edmond, shared the video on her Facebook page after spotting it online. She identified the parents involved and said they were both from Choctaw, OK.
Told Honeycutt via the media outlet, ‘It needed to be public. It didn’t need to be left in a private Facebook group where no one did or said anything about it.’
‘[These parents] think putting hot sauce on your child’s face and in their mouth is an appropriate way to potty train,’ wrote Honeycutt on Facebook. ‘I’d never shame a mom like this unless it was warranted. I’m shaking for that poor baby.’
Adding, ‘These parents suppose hanging scorching sauce on your kid’s face and in their mouth is an appropriate method to potty educate,” wrote Honeycutt. “I’d by no means disgrace a mom like this except it was warranted. I’m shaking for that poor child.’
Choctaw hot sauce potty training video mother: ‘My son was laughing.’
Footage shows a man appearing to pour hot sauce down the boy’s pants and onto his face as he cries hysterically and squirms.
‘It’s abuse,’ Honeycutt told KWTV. ‘You don’t potty train by pouring hot sauce down a baby’s pants and wiping it all over the face.’
Adding, ‘They both need some education on what is considered abuse and appropriate responses and how to potty train appropriately.’
The child’s mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, after receiving death threats insists that they did nothing wrong.
‘The video was played out to be something it wasn’t,’ she told KWTV. ‘You can see that nothing went down his pants, and nothing was in his mouth…I would never put [my son] in harm’s way.’
The mother, since identified by Honeycutt as Stevi Allie Clark and the father as Andrew Flores (or Andrew Guerrero), went on to say her son loves hot sauce and was laughing after the video was taken.
Despite her claims, Choctaw police who paid a visit to the boy’s home with DHS Wednesday night were still deliberating to see if charges ought be brought in a case of child abuse.
‘If something bothers you that much of what you’re seeing, and you think it’s important enough to share with your friends and family, you need to report it,’ explained DHS Communications Director Sheree Powell.
Honeycutt agreed, saying: ‘It needed to be public. It didn’t need to be left in a private Facebook group where no one did or said anything about it.’
Police told News 9 the child appeared to be in a safe home.
They’re still investigating to see where the video was taken.