A mother was arrested Sunday for allegedly tying up her toddler and placing a plastic bag on his head at their home in Santa Paula, California.
“On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 6:10 PM, Santa Paula Police Department received a 911 call of a structure fire on Bahia Circle where a woman was tied to a bed and a young boy was in another part of the home,” the department’s Facebook post read.
Firefighters found the little boy with his hands tied and a plastic bag covering his head, according to Fox 59.
“The little boy actually was frightened and he exited the bedroom where he had been placed alone and in an attempt to save himself and his mother,” Police Chief Matthew Rodriguez told KMOV.
Following her arrest, Ruiz was booked into the Ventura County Jail on suspicion of felony child endangerment and her bail set at $50,000.