Teen, boyfriend arrested for allegedly recording toddler smoking pot


A San Antonio teenager and her boyfriend have been arrested after disturbing video confirmed a Three-year-old boy smoking marijuana, authorities mentioned.

Larissa Contreras, 18, and her boyfriend, Thomas Rey Esquivel, 19, had been taken into custody on a cost of endangering a baby Thursday after Contreras posted video of the Saturday incident on social media, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar informed reporters.

A 3rd individual, a 16-year-old who allegedly recorded the video, was arrested Friday. He was not recognized attributable to his age however can be going through a cost of endangering a baby, sheriff officers informed The Put up.

Salazar mentioned he obtained the footage, which was posted on Fb, instantly from an area nonprofit employee on Monday exhibiting Contreras and others encouraging her younger brother to smoke a marijuana blunt.

“[It’s] very obvious that the little boy within the video was being inspired to smoke what we now know was marijuana and was turning into bodily sick because of it,” Salazar mentioned. “[Contreras] and several other different individuals of curiosity had been taking fairly a little bit of pleasure in that, they had been laughing at it and making enjoyable of the truth that this little boy was as sick as might be.”

A subsequent investigation into the footage led investigators to Contreras, who livestreamed a few of her dialogue with deputies and an obvious confession, Salazar mentioned.

The boys’ dad and mom left him within the care of Contreras as she watched him at a household operate, Salazar mentioned. They aren’t going through costs and the toddler is again at dwelling, the sheriff mentioned.

Larissa Contreras was taken into custody on a charge of endangering a child.
Larissa Contreras was taken into custody on a cost of endangering a baby.Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace

The footage reveals a younger boy with a marijuana blunt in his mouth as he sat on somebody’s lap inside a automobile, according to KTSA.

A caption on the footage reads “lol n—a smoking a black,” the San Antonio AM radio station experiences, because the baby puffs away and seems to smile whereas posing for a photograph.

Individuals contained in the automobile may also be heard telling the boy to smoke, Salazar mentioned, including that the incident seemed to be for his or her amusement.

“I feel they thought it was simply hilarious, and you may inform by watching the video they simply thought it was the funniest factor ever that this little boy was smoking a blunt and coughing and getting bodily sick because of it,” he mentioned. “They simply thought it was the funniest factor on this planet, however she’s not laughing proper now, is she?”

Thomas Rey Esquivel
Thomas Rey EsquivelBexar County Sheriff’s Workplace

The boy took “2 or Three hits” from the blunt after it was handed to him by Esquivel, whereas Contreras informed him to “inhale the smoke deeply,” based on an arrest affidavit obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

Contreras, in the meantime, is asking for forgiveness, WOAI reports.

“Please forgive me, please don’t hate me, please don’t, I like you,” she informed the station moments earlier than her arrest, admitting that “weed” was contained in the blunt her brother smoked.

Contreras mentioned the footage was taken by a person she met exterior her aunt’s dwelling late Saturday, whereas claiming Esquivel handed her brother the blunt, WOAI experiences.

Contreras mentioned she was inebriated on the time and wasn’t pondering straight to cease it.

“For the time being, I used to be excessive myself,” she informed the station.