WINTER HAVEN, Florida — This is not leading by example.
A Florida mom was arrested for allegedly using her car to run down a 15-year-old drug dealer her daughter had hooked her up with after he failed to give her change for a bag of weed.
Stephanie Stinson, 33, had asked her 15-year-old daughter to connect her with someone to buy drugs from and then took the teen to meet pal Austin Lopez at a laundromat early Monday to make the score, the Winter Haven Police said.
There, Stinson gave Lopez a $20 bill for a $15 bag of weed and grew infuriated when he didn’t give her back her change, the cops said.
With her daughter in the passenger seat, Stinson began ramming her Dodge Avenger into the car Lopez came in, hitting him and launching him over the hood. He suffered serious facial fractures and broken bones and was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
Stinson stopped briefly to pull off a piece of her car that was dragging in the roadway but then took off. Police were able to use the VIN number printed on the part to identify Stinson, the department said.
She later turned herself in and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.