Dad jokes about feeding his baby hot sauce. Cops don't find it ...

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Dad jokes about feeding his baby hot sauce. Cops don't find it funny

New dad stunned when officers arrive after someone got the wrong idea about his Facebook post


A British father was visited by police after he joked about accidentally feeding hot sauce to his newborn son in a Facebook post.
Paul Dawson, 39, said he was upset when two police officers knocked on his door in Stockton following concerns about his baby.
The barber explained he was out with his partner, Laurencia Wood, 21, and their five-day-old baby Ben at a TGI Fridays branch when the incident took place.
After Ben was fed, Dawson wiped his hands on a napkin and took hold of his son to allow his partner to eat.
He later placed a knuckle in his mouth to pacify him, but forgot he had eaten chilli, which caused Ben to pull a “funny face”.
He later wrote on Facebook: “Apparently five-day-old babies don’t like it when their dads put their fingers in their mouths after eating hot wings. Unintentionally by the way. Lol.”
A few days later, Dawson was stunned when the police knocked on his door to ask if he had been feeding the baby hot sauce.
The new father said he felt tearful that someone had called the police about him, and the officers left after agreeing they had not read the original Facebook post that sparked their inquiries.
Dawson said: “It upset me. I walked away from them saying I’m not even speaking to you.
“It was supposed to be a happy time. I took a few days off to spend with just my girlfriend and just my son. It really spoiled what was supposed to have been a nice week together. I haven’t had an apology.”
A Cleveland police spokesman said: “Police received a call from a member of the public regarding concern for the welfare of a baby on Tuesday, January 8.
“Officers were satisfied that the baby was safe and well and there were no further inquiries carried out.”
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