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Lydia Chako Allegedly Caught Throwing Baby Into Ocean: Mom Says Tot Is Possessed

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/18/2012 3:20 pm Updated: 04/18/2012 3:23 pm

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Lydia Chako is accused of child abuse by Clearwater, Fla. police.

A Florida mom tried to drop her 3-month-old baby into the ocean because she claimed it was possessed by demons, and covered in lizards and snakes.

That's what Clearwater police are saying about Lydia Chako, 39, who was arrested on Tuesday when she was found allegedly half naked and dangling the baby over a sea wall, according to WTSP.

The scary story began when a property manager arrived at Chako's apartment at 1:45 p.m. and noticed it was flooded. The manager found Chako inside, throwing things and ranting about how her baby was covered in lizards and snakes.

Chako explained that she was "keeping the demons out" before lifting the child by its feet and walking out the door, according to the Miami Herald.

The property manager called police, who found Chako nearly nude and standing on the sea wall, allegedly dangling the baby over the water. Cops distracted her long enough to snatch the baby away.

Chako confessed to detectives that she was trying to throw the baby in the water, according to the Bradenton Herald.

She was arrested on a child abuse charge.

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