A 22-year-old woman in Altheimer, Ark., was arrested after allegedly tossing her 9-month-old baby boy in a garbage can.
Brittany Cole was arrested Sunday after an an incident on Saturday night where she allegedly got upset at her child, and told the father that she was tired of caring for her son and could no longer continue, KNWA-TV reported.
"The mother got irate and stated she couldn't do it anymore," Jefferson County Sheriffs' spokesman Major Lafayette Woods told OzarksFirst.com. "She didn't want to care for the child anymore."
According to Woods, Cole ran out of the house and returned empty handed, and that's when her grandmother suspected something and asked where the child was.
"Brittany Cole pointed to a nearby Dumpster near the residence," Woods Jr.Woods told the website.
Cole's mother retrieved the baby from the Dumpster and called 911.
Paramedics who examined the child said he did not suffer any injuries, but an emergency case worker was called from the Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine placement of the infant and Cole's two other children, THV11.com reported.
Cole was arrested Sunday on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor, the Associated Press reported, but officials told OzarksFirst.com the charge could be upgraded to attempted capital murder.