Del City police found children living in ‘deplorable conditions’ in a Walmart parking lot.
Officers said three children lived inside a truck in the store parking lot for three days. They found a 2-year-old, 14-year-old, and 17-year-old living in the car. Their parents were arrested and remain in jail.
Police said they found bags of clothes and trash outside the truck.
Authorities received a call June 21, about a truck outside of the Walmart located in the 5400 block of Tinker Diagonal St., stating the truck hadn’t moved in days.
“The children were not bathed, they were dirty, clothes were very dirty, the baby’s diaper was full,” said Major Bradley Rule with the Del City Police Department.
Court documents stated, “2-year old’s top front teeth appeared to be rotting out” and they had been in the same clothes for days.
“It was pretty deplorable conditions. The children did not have any food immediately available to them, they said they had some that morning they had no water available to them or anything like that,” said Rule.
One of the kids said they only had two diapers left and their parents were out getting money since 7 a.m.
“It’s not ideal to have anybody living in a vehicle much less two adults and three children,” said Rule.
Police ended up calling the Department of Human Services to take the kids into custody.
Hours later the two parents, Michel Falk and Amy Bohannan, came back and were booked into the Oklahoma County jail.
“As they were checking them for weapons, they located a small amount of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe in his possession, so he was charged with those drugs in addition to child neglect and the mother was just charged with child neglect,” said Rule.
The children are no longer in state custody. They are staying with a family member.