Arizona Mom Arrested After Telling Cops She Was Leaving Kids to Be a Stripper

Child protective services arrived at the house and the 11-year-old told them he and his brother wanted to go stay with their father in Phoenix. The CPS presented Muniz with a temporary custody notice placing the children with the father, which she agreed to, Ortega said.

Police Say Muniz Punched Son As he Tried to Hug Her Goodbye

"When she saw the temporary custody notice, she looked at the 11-year-old and told him she never wanted to see him again, to never call her and that she would hopefully be in California," Ortega said. Despite that, as the CPS started to take the children away, the 11-year-old tried to hug his mother goodbye.

"Christina made a fist with her right hand and she punched him in the stomach," Ortega said.

At that point police arrested her and charged her with possesing drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, and child neglect.

"She never showed any concern for the boys or remorse," Ortega said Burtrum wrote in his report.

"During her processing she said she smoked marijuana all the time, and that she was happy. She said she thought her boyfriend would now get a place with her and she could finally pursue her lifelong dream of being a stripper and making a lot of money," Ortega said.

"This is absolutely the worst I've ever heard of. We've removed a lot of children from parents, we have to sometimes," Ortega said.

"To see somebody so readily wanting to be so abusive, and to the very end the boy was looking for affection. To think he's endured this for his whole life, I hope he gets some normality somewhere," Ortega said.

Muniz appeared in court Monday, and according to police told the judge it was "all a big misunderstanding," and she denied she ever punched her son. She is being held on $20,000 bond and could not be reached for comment.

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