March 22, 2009
Florida Couple Jailed After Cops Find Drunk Woman Breastfeeding Baby - Find Knives, Pills, Poison And Broken Glass In Baby’s Room
Rene Vanalsburg Jail Booking Report
Marc Rush Jail Booking Report
Cape Coral, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Rene T. Vanalsburg, 42, and Marc E. Rush were jailed early Tuesday morning after police find a drunk/stoned woman breastfeeding a child and poison, glass, pills and knives in the baby's room.
Police were called early Tuesday morning after receiving a report of domestic violence at a Cape Coral home. When officers arrived, they encountered one surprising sight after another.
Police say Vanalsburg was found breastfeeding a baby while clearly drunk and high on narcotics. The child's father was found passed out.
Officers went into the baby's room and found broken glass, ant killer, spray paint and knives on the floor. Police also found a bottle of Oxycodone in the child's crib.
Investigators say the couple had been staying with Vanalsburg's half-sister when the incident occurred. Police were called when Vanalsburg allegedly punched her half-sister in the face.
Vanalsburg was booked into the Lee County Jail on charges child neglect, and two counts of battery. She was arrested again three days later on three counts of battery and violating a domestic violence injunction.
Vanalsburg has a long criminal history which includes drunk driving, battery, breaching the peace and contempt of court. She was a fugitive from justice at one point when she jumped bail and apparently fled to Tennessee. I can't be sure, but it appears she was caught after being pulled over for expired tags.
Rush was booked into the Lee County Jail on charge of child neglect. His delightful criminal history includes repeated arrests for fraud, multiple arrests for marijuana possession, drunk driving and a grab bag of probation violations.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Well how do you like that. Put your brawling sister and her dope head boyfriend up in your home and soon they're trashing the place and punching you in the face.
To the sister. It's nice to have family visit, but isn't it even sweeter when they leave?
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