Lubbock Mother Arrested After Daughter Says She Hadn’t Eaten in 2 Days
A Lubbock mother was arrested on Tuesday, August 9th after her daughter told police that she hadn't eaten for 2 days.
The daughter had called police saying she couldn't open the door and that she hadn't eaten in days. When an officer arrived at the home, she showed him a receipt from days prior for McDonald's saying that was the last time she ate. When searching the house, the officer says there was trash scattered around the hallways and bedrooms. There was also apparently no "edible" food in the refrigerator.
KAMC News reports that the mother, 40-year-old Ebony Johnson, eventually came back home and told police that her daughter was being "dramatic." Johnson claimed the girl had eaten breakfast that morning and that she had been spending the day at a local hospital.
However, the daughter had an app on her phone that tracked Johnson's location. The app showed that Johnson was between Post and Abilene that day. A license plate scan also showed her vehicle near Abilene. Johnson claims that she was letting a friend driver her car and that she left her phone in the car, which is why it showed her driving near Abilene.
Johnson was arrested for Abandoning a Child and had her bond set at $5,000. She remained in the Lubbock County Detention Center as of Thursday, August 11th.