HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Christopher Reddick, 19 was arrested for dumping boiling water on his girlfriend’s 3-year-old child. Reddick explained that he used up all the hot water when he showered earlier so he decided to boil some water for the kids bath.
While he was walking over to the tub one of the other kid stepped in his way and the water fell on the young child. When he was questioned at the hospital he was uncooperative with police. Staff at the hospital said the child’s injuries appeared to be consistent with being intentionally submerged in scalding water.
They also found loaded gun in his pocket with the serial number scratched off and was immediately arrested and charged.