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Charlotte, N.C Mother Arrested Because She Filmed Her Son Doing The Fire Challenge

Janie Lachelle Talley

A Charlotte woman has been arrested and accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the “Fire Challenge” craze on social media.

Several media outlets reported that 41-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives say Talley’s 16-year-old son poured fingernail polish remover on himself on July 29 and set himself on fire. The police statement said Talley was present at the time and helped with the video recording.

Other people put out the fire. The teen suffered minor burns to his chest and neck.

Someone notified the Department of Social Services about the incident and police began investigating.

It was not clear if she has an attorney.

Source: ABC News

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  1. Patricia

    August 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    I am always saying that we have delinquent parents now more than ever before. These are parents who still want to be teenagers. God have mercy on their kids.

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