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Toogood Surrenders to Authorities
Aired September 21, 2002 - 17:25 ET
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RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CNN ANCHOR: We want to go back now to Mishawaka, Indiana, where CNN's Gary Tuchman is live. Apparently, Madelyne Gorman Toogood has just turned herself in to authorities there -- Gary.
GARY TUCHMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Thirty seconds ago, Renay, she arrived here at the police station in Mishawaka, Indiana. Five cars pulled in right behind me at a very rapid speed. Two of the cars, including a blue blazer, pulled into the garage that goes under the police station at a very fast speed. We never even saw the mother. We never saw the child. We have been told, though, the mother and the 4-year-old child were inside the blue blazer. They pulled inside the garage. And now the questioning will begin.
This mother who we saw on video attacking the 4-year-old child eight days ago, a video that was just released nationally three days ago, is now in custody, under arrest, charged with felony battery. Her lawyer has said the child is in good condition, but we, the members of the news media, were not independently able to see this child because the little girl is in the vehicle.
However, most importantly, the police, the prosecutors and children's welfare officials are inside here and will now take their first look at this little child who was slapped, who was punched, who had her hair pulled and who was shaken for 25 seconds. The woman will then go to the jail to be booked. Renay, back to you.
SAN MIGUEL: OK. And as soon as we get word on the status of the child, I know that you'll bring that to us. So stand by there for us. Thank you.
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