Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

'LICKING CHALLENGE': Woman records daughter licking tongue depressor, placing in unused bin

'LICKING CHALLENGE': Woman records daughter licking tongue depressor, placing in unused bin

A woman posted a video on social media this week showing her 10-year-old daughter licking a tongue depressor at a doctor's office and then putting back with the other depressors, according to reports.

A hand then removes the lid of the tongue depressor jar before a young girl whose face is blurred appears to lick the wooden stick before putting it back in a jar.

Ward, 30, was arrested on Thursday, Action News Jax confirmed.

Cori Ward, 30, will today be hauled before court for tampering with a consumer product without regard for possible death or bodily injury. It was uploaded to her Snapchat with the following caption: "Don't tell me how to live my life".

Meanwhile, the mother of the girl, who was not named, told News4Jax that she recorded the video and posted it to her Snapchat account.

The medical centre said they have since removed and sanitised all the equipment and materials in the exam room. The unsanitary and potentially hazardous stunt is the latest in a string of troubling behavior to hit social media in a trend that sees people licking or acting inappropriately with products before placing them back on the shelf for unsuspecting customers.

A prominent sign was hanging on the wall above the jar reading: "Please do not touch medical supplies, thank you".


The video of the incident went viral, drawing horror from people on social media.

"I am not a bad mother", she wrote. That investigation led to Ward's arrest, who insisted she was "just being silly" with her children.

"Apparently people think licking things is amusing", a Facebook post accompanying the video reads, as reported by First Coast News.

The statement continued: "Our internal investigation does not reveal any resulting risks or harm to patients from this action".

"It's ruined my life right now. It should have never been taken this far", she added.

The medical centre issued a statement in response to the video. "Each year we serve thousands of patients and providing quality care and ensuring their safety is our top priority", - said in the hospital.

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