By The Blaze. A waitress is being hailed as a hero for her actions documenting the suspicious behavior she saw from a family that was visiting an Olive Garden in Kentucky. . .
She says that the man was acting very aggressively and force feeding one of the children.
Cooper was able to stage a photo with customers at a nearby table in order to capture the family in the background. She says they got suspicious and left soon afterward. . .
When she got home, she posted a description of what she saw and added the photos to her Facebook account. . .
After seeing the conditions at the home of Jessica Woodworth and Mark Lee Pierce, police removed the children and charged the parents with aggravated child abuse and neglect. (Read more from “Waitress Posts a Photo of Customers Acting Weird — and It Ends up Saving Children From Abuse” HERE)
Police Charge Parents With Child Abuse After Waitress’ Facebook Post
By WPSD Local 6. During Cooper’s shift, she and her coworkers noticed something unusual about a family they just seated. “I first walked around to the baby. She looked at me with a face that said help,” Cooper said. . .
“I can’t even describe to you how bad she looked,” Cooper said pointing to her face, “and how and why nobody noticed it.” . . .
She shared the photo of the little girl and the partial plate number, and she asked people on Facebook to help track the parents down. “My phone would not just stop going off,” Cooper said. Her post was shared more than 14,000 times. A childhood classmate saw that post and started digging.
“I got everything so I could run him and find who he was. “said Aaron Caldwell, a Metropolis 911 dispatcher. “I found that and ended up contacting Paris Police Department, Tennessee.” . . .
He called both agencies, and 20 minutes later he got a call back from the Paris Police Department. They removed two children from the home and arrested Jessica Woodworth and Mark Lee Pierce on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect. (Read more from “Police Charge Parents With Child Abuse After Waitress’ Facebook Post” HERE)