38-year-old Thomas Phillips and his 31-year-old girlfriend Champagne Gillis were arrested Friday, and now they are facing felony child neglect charges.
Their 3-year-old baby boy showed up at JFK hospital with a mouth full of sores and a fever that had lasted more than a week. According to the police report, the sores were so severe that the boy couldn’t swallow or eat.
Cops questioned Phillips about the child’s poor health, and that’s when the horrible father admitted that his son had a horrible diet. A diet that only included applesauce and milk, according to the report.
Phillips claims that his son didn’t like solid food, so they just continued to feed him milk and applesauce.
Officials also noted the child had poor dental hygiene. The parents allegedly told police that their son “didn’t like toothbrushes” and they admitted he hadn’t brushed in over a month. Phillips says his son hides the toothbrushes they purchase for him.
Police asked Phillips why he hadn’t taken the poor child to the doctor, and Phillips stated that his girlfriend is the one who deals with that stuff.
The report notes how disconnected the father seemed to be, “Phillips showed a disturbing lack of care and concern for his child’s well being.”
Doctors say the boy will be okay, but he will probably have to stay in the hospital for several more days. Meanwhile, both parents were released from jail after posting $3,000 bail.
Terrible. You can’t even say, “This is what happens when teenagers have children!” These idiots are in their 30s and they’re still this f—king stupid? Geez. That poor kid.