October 20, 2011

Shartayua Mason Is NOT The Pine-Sol Lady - Jailed After Children Found Living In Virtual Land Fill

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) - Shartayua Mason, a 26-year-old Pittsburgh woman was jailed Wednesday after police found her children living in trash and feces so deep, officers could barely open the doors.

According to Pittsburgh police, officers were called after inspectors entered Mason's apartment and reportedly could not open a door due to the amount of feces and garbage blocking its path.

Inside, investigators found four children, ages 2, 3, 4, and 8, living in the apartment, which was covered from wall to wall in garbage, soiled clothing, furniture, and decaying food.

Officers also reported a rabbit which had free run of the apartment. Rabbit and mice droppings were found on tables, counter tops, and even inside the refrigerator. The home was also infested with insects and a nauseating odor.

Investigators say Mason stated that she had been going to school during the day and had asked for help in the past, but never received it.

She continued procrastinating until the conditions in the home were extremely unsanitary and deplorable to the point where it was nearly unlivable. A cleaning crew arrived at the apartment on Thursday with buckets and soap. They immediately opened the windows to air out the stench.

Mason was booked into the Allegheny County Jail and charged with child endangerment. The children were removed from the home and are now in the care of the Division of Children, Youth, and Families.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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