Lieutenant Mike Monsrud said they laughed as they were taken away and apparently didn’t understand why police had intervened. They told police they were punishing the girl because she had bad grades and failed to do her homework.
A crowd of about 50 people had gathered to watch the girl, who was wearing only the nappy and a tank top and was begging to be let back inside her home near Minneapolis.
“When the officer found her, she was crying and hysterical,” Lt Monsrud told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press.
The mother and boyfriend were in jail. The girl and three younger children were placed in foster care.