Toddler found foaming at the mouth after mom ties blanket around his neck: Sheriff’s office

Toddler found foaming at the mouth after mom ties blanket around his neck: Sheriff’s office
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 12:15 PM EST
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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A father had to pry his young son away from his wife after she allegedly wrapped a blanket around the child’s neck, making it difficult to breathe.

Amy Dick, 38, was holding her 1-year-old son early Monday inside her 4th Avenue home when she knotted the blanket around the toddler’s neck, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

The child’s father walked into the living room and could hear his son “gurgling” as he struggled to breathe, the sheriff’s office said.

The 1-year-old was turning red and foaming at the mouth as Dick pulled the blanket tighter, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kyla Woods said.

After pulling his son away from his wife, Dick punched her husband in the face, the sheriff’s office explained.

The child’s father yelled for his other kids to come help, and they managed to get the 1-year-old out of the living room.

The blanket was then removed from the 1-year-old’s neck.

The child never lost consciousness and had minor injuries to the neck, PIO Woods explained.

When deputies arrived at the 4th Avenue home, Dick admitted she tied the blanket around her child’s neck, but she claimed she did not know why she did it, the arrest report says.

Amy Dick, 38, was allegedly seen by her husband using a blanket to choke their 1-year-old...
Amy Dick, 38, was allegedly seen by her husband using a blanket to choke their 1-year-old child, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kyla Woods.(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Dick, who has a history of mental illness, is facing charges of endangering children, felonious assault and domestic violence, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

A judge set her bond at $13,000 for the above charges.

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