If you thought that Brittany Harris was the worst mother of the year, you have not met Ashley Taylor Wright. Wright, 32, first shoplifted, then told the police to shoot through her baby to get to her, and then threw the baby as an officer to try to escape. What is fascinating about this story is that her escape will likely result in far more serious charges than her shoplifting.
The Pensacola woman is accused of taking about $260 worth of clothing after going into a Dillard’s dressing room. When deputies approached her car in the parking lot, they say that the mother told them “You will have to shoot through the baby to get me.” They then say that she ran from the car and threw the car seat with the baby inside at the deputy. She also left two other children in the car. She fell in her flight and then allegedly fought the deputy. That rakes up abandonment, child abuse, assaulting an officer, and other charges to pile on to a simple shoplifting charge. Even if she can claim the comment was some joke, the alleged tossing of the kid was not. We have not heard from Wright for her side of this story.
Can a baby be a lethal weapon? It certainly could have been to the baby, but fortunately the baby was unharmed.
Given these alleged facts, this is a pretty cheerful looking mugshot.