A Maryland woman is being held in jail today after she was arrested for allegedly handcuffing her disabled daughter to a hotel bed while she attended a wedding reception.
Police tell ABC News affiliate WSOC-TV that employees at the Courtyard Marriott in Gastonia, N.C., found the 19-year-old wandering in the hotel at about 9 p.m. on Saturday. At first they believed that her mother may have lost her and would be looking elsewhere in the hotel. Upon finding handcuffs and a dog leash hooked to the box spring, it was determined that Tiffany Davis, 38, was attending a wedding reception five miles away and had left her daughter restrained in the room.
Police say that the victim has the mental capacity of a 4-year-old and that she walked directly to the hotel staff. It was unknown exactly how she was able to escape. She’s being held with Social Services.
Davis is being charged with neglecting a disabled person with injury. She is due in court Monday, and was being held in jail on a $100,000 bond. It’s unclear whether she has an attorney.