29-year-old Shawndeeia Bowen was arrested yesterday after she was spotted on the 405 freeway, texting with her baby resting in her lap. Worse, her 4-year-old daughter wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and her 2-year-old son wasn’t even restrained in his car seat. Yet, somehow, she found time to shoot off a few texts—horrible.
Another driver saw Bowen’s gross negligence and phoned police—presumably from a hands-free device. Bowen's kids were taken into protective services, and while she’ll have to pay at least $440 for her offenses, you can’t really put a price on irresponsible parenting.