A 41 – year – old mother was put in custody for allowing her son to take part in the online “Fire Challenge,” in which participants set themselves on fire and then post videos on YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites.
Police reported that Janie Lachelle Talley was video taping her 16-year-old son pour fingernail polish on himself then set himself on fire.
People noticed the incident happening and put out the fire on the boy. The teen suffered minor burns to his chest and neck.
Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police began an investigation two days after someone notified the Department of Social Services about the incident.