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9:00 AM EST on January 19, 2010

A few weeks ago, an Ogle Mole sent us this disturbing news story.  It comes to us via our state's other most trusted news, The Tulsa World:

Fighting parents who allegedly played "tug of war" with their 2 1/2-month-old daughter face child-abuse complaints after it was discovered that the baby had four broken bones, authorities said.

Henry Carey, 18, and Amber Walker, 19, both of Tahlequah, were arrested Dec. 21, and their bail was set at $15,000 each, Police Detective Reed Felts said.

Two days earlier, Felts had been called to the Tahlequah City Hospital, where it was revealed that the child had a fracture of the left leg, police said.

An X-ray revealed that the girl also had three old breaks, one to each leg and another to her right rib, Felts said.

Both parents allegedly admitted to Felts that they had fought over the baby on or around Thanksgiving and again Dec. 18.

They described what led to the injuries as a "tug of war," Felts said.

Felts said that while Walker was holding the child around the torso, Carey "would grab the baby around the legs and start jerking until he was successfully able to jerk the baby away from" Walker.

First of all, I don't know how much time needs to pass before you can "tastefully" make fun of a child abuse story.  I'm thinking it has to at least be a couple of years, but then again, most child abuse stories don't involve parents who look like the failed renderings of some forensics sciences sculptor.  I think that boils the waiting period down to two-weeks.

Seriously, if I saw these people walking in my neighborhood I'd probably put them in a cardboard box with some twigs, a rock and few leaves of lettuce for them to munch on.  Then the next day I'd take them to a little creek and set them free.  That's because I'm a kind individual.

They, on the other hand, are assholes.  They played tug-of-war with 2-month old baby on or around Thanksgiving.  I assume the incident took place underneath a bridge.  They were probably waiting for billy goats or something.

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