Woman Arrested After Child Eats Crack Cocaine

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Here comes the Most Florida Thing You'll Read All Day!:

Hernando County Deputies arrested a North Florida woman after the 9-year-old child in her care ate some crack cocaine.

Kimberly Losurdo is facing child abuse charges after fire rescue officials were called to her home on a report that a child began convulsing.

Because the child ate crack cocaine. 

A the hospital, the child told cops that the 45-year-old Losurdo was smoking, snorting, and ingesting stuff (i.e. -- the crack). 

Then, on Christmas morning, the 9-year-old found what was descrbied as an "irregular shaped, rock-like" substance in the bathroom and ate it.

Not long after that, the child began throwing up and convulsing. Losurdo then called paramedics.

She later admitted to police that she was, in fact, smoking crack and that the child ate a rock probably thinking it was candy.

One might immediately wonder why a 9-year-old child would pick up a random rock-looking thing in the bathroom and then eat it, but the easy answer is that this child was in the care of a person who smoked crack in front of them, on Christmas. So we're guessing the "don't pick up random rock-looking things and put them in your mouth" talk was not a priority for Losurdo.

Luckily, DCF has removed the child from Losurdo's care.

Two other children, ages 11 and 16, were also found living with Losurdo by DCF and removed from the home. A crack pipe was also found inside the residence. Losurdo was arrested and charged with child abuse.

The 9-year-old child is currently recovering and is expected to be fine.

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