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Posted: March 04, 2016

Mother accused of throwing her two-year-old daughter in a dumpster

Catrice Yolanda Sheffield
Broward Sheriff's Office
Catrice Yolanda Sheffield

By Ryan DiPentima

MIAMI, Fla. —

A Florida woman was arrested for tossing her two-year-old daughter into a dumpster, according to police.

According to WTVJ, Catrice Yolanda Sheffield, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged with child abuse and resisting an officer without violence.

An arrest report obtained by WTVJ says that a witness saw Sheffield pacing near a dumpster outside of Plantation General Hospital, tossing her child in and leaving.

The report says that two medical assistants stopped the mother from getting away, and rescued the child, according to WTVJ.

Accoriding to WTVJ, Sheffield was quoted in an arrest report as saying, "Everyone is crazy and I did not throw my daughter in the dumpster. I put her in the dumpster."

Sheffield is being held at North Broward Bureau on $16,000 bond.

Read more at WTVJ.

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