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Cops: Mom turns her 6 kids loose to ‘destroy’ family resource center

Maldonado Palm Beach Post

A Lake Worth mother was arrested Monday after she got involved in an argument at a family resource center then allegedly allowed her six children to go on a rampage causing hundreds of dollars in damages.

The woman, apparently upset with the services, walked into the Lewis Center in West Palm Beach and allegedly told her kids to “destroy the facility,” according to the arrest report. One of the children could be heard by police saying, “Yay, we get to tear up everything.”

Melissa Mary Maldonado is facing charges of child neglect, resisting an officer without violence and criminal mischief between $200 and $1,000. Maldonado, who was arrested Monday, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.

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