What started as an apparent social media joke has landed a Jacksonville, Florida mother in a heap of trouble. The 30-year-old was charged with a felony on Thursday for recording video of her daughter licking a tongue depressor and then putting it back in the container. It happened at the All About Kids and Families Medical Center.
Ward, who was being held without bail, was charged with "tampering a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury." In Florida that infraction is a felony.
The video was first posted on Ward's private Snapchat account, but later went viral on Facebook. In the video, a sign can be seen that reads: "Please don't touch medical supplies! Thank you!" Ward captioned the video: "Don't tell me how to live my life."
Ward apologized and claimed she's not aware of the "licking" social media craze.
Ward said she received death threats after the video went viral.