LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville mother has been arrested after she allegedly struck her 9-year-old son with a belt and then did not alert authorities when he walked away from home and into traffic wearing nothing but underwear.
According to police, Kamecha Gill was arrested in Shively Wednesday evening and is charged with wanton endangerment, child abuse and abandonment of a minor.
Police said she was angry that her 9-year-old son got in trouble at school and beat him with that belt. The child reportedly ran out of the house, wearing nothing but underwear, and crossed Dixie Highway, nearly getting hit by cars.
The child went to a nearby business where police were called. Dispatch said they also received several 911 calls about the child in the street. When police arrived, they observed several welts on his body.
The child was taken to the Home of the Innocents.