A Georgia mother thought it was good parenting to use a Brillo pad to scrub makeup off the face of her rebellious son.
Veridiana Erbskorn, of Coweta County, Ga., is facing child cruelty charges after the 12-year-old son ended up at the hospital from her actions, authorities said.
The mother defended her actions, saying rock and roll had led to a change in her son’s behavior and appearance. She said her son was wearing a leather jacket, using eye liner and trying to dye his hair red. She told police that she used the Brillo pad to take the horrible makeup off his face.
But the boy’s sibling called 911 on Dec. 1, 2015 to complain about the mother’s use of the Brillo pad, which is a combination of steel wool and soap that is used for household cleaning. Authorities took the child to the ER, where medical officials said the boy had soap residue on his face and scratches to one eye. They were unsure if his eye was permanently damaged.
Erbskorn was charged with two counts of child cruelty and alerted the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.