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Mother Arrested After Extracting Child’s Teeth with Pliers in Walmart

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Mother of the year award goes to Jeannine Cherlynn Isom. She went to Walmart on April 2nd and decided to play dentist in the bathroom after purchasing hand sanitizer and needle nose pliers. I wonder if she used the sanitizer for her hands or in her 7-year-old son’s mouth.

Isom took her son into the bathroom and extracted two of his first teeth, which she pulled out in chunks, indicating that they were very much intact. American Fork Police Sgt. Cameron Paul said, “She proceeded to use the needle nose pliers to extract both teeth, both of his upper front teeth in his mouth.”

She also did not use any type of anesthetic so the poor little boy was completely aware of what was happening and could feel the excruciating pain. Store employees and the boy’s brother heard him screaming from outside the bathroom.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Police call it “child abuse in its purest form.”
He said “one was loose and the other was only a little loose” and he was reportedly crying the entire time his mother was pulling his teeth.
“There was only one that was just a tiny bit loose. The other one was not,” said Paul.
“When she proceeded to extract them, they didn’t come out in one whole piece. There were multiple pieces. So that illustrates that they were still very attached to this child’s mouth,” added Paul.
Isom has been charged with child abuse, a second degree felony for “intentionally or knowingly inflict serious physical injury upon a child.”

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Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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