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Mom Of 'Pink Headband Boy' Hospitalized For Mental Evaluation

Yikes. Viral mommy blogger, Kathleen Carpenter ("Katie Vyktoriah"), who set the interwebs ablaze last week with the tale of her toddler being assaulted and called a "faggot" for wearing a pink headband, has been hospitalized for psychological evaluation!

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office report, the Polk County Sheriff's Office became aware of Carpenter's blog post detailing the alleged incident at a Walmart in Clermont. Since Polk County was eventually mentioned specifically in the blog as being the responding agency, a Sheriff's Office lieutenant requested a deputy go meet with Carpenter.

Another Polk Sheriff's report states that on Monday at about 9 p.m., a deputy went to Carpenter's home to "assist" the Lake Sheriff's office with the battery case, since it had allegedly taken place in Lake County. While deputies were there, Carpenter explained that her two-year-old had been battered at the Walmart. Then, according to the report, she "made statements that met the criteria for a Law Enforcement Baker Act."

Carpenter told deputies, according to the report, "that the attention obtained by her story and the negative comments and communications to her had become too much stress and she could not handle the situation...anymore," and was thinking of killing herself.

At that time, she was taken into custody by the Polk deputy under Florida's Baker Act, which allows law-enforcement to hospitalize people for mental-health evaluation.

When the Lake County Sheriff's Office report was taken Monday night, a deputy stated, "Based on the continuing media response through Facebook and generated response to the incident by online subscribers, possible video of the incident may be obtained and viewed to in fact verify that the incident actually did occur or if it was all made up."

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So what do you think, Instincters? Did she fabricate the whole story?? Is she batsh*t crazy or just overwhelmed??

 

Image Source (H/T: Queerty)