A Georgia woman was arrested after telling police she intentionally crashed her car to prove God’s realness to her children.
NBC 4 News reports that Bakari Warren was driving an SUV with her 5 and 7 year old strapped in the back seat. She reportedly told the children that “God will protect them if they have faith.” Traffic cameras captured her driving into the concrete pole.
According to Norcross Police, Bakari Warren, 25, told investigators she drove her SUV into a pole to show her kids, ages 5 and 7, that God will protect them if they have faith.
Traffic cameras show the SUV crossing the southbound lanes of Peach Tree Industrial and driving head-on into the concrete pole. The two children were in the backseat at the time of the crash.
Officers asked Warren’s children if she did it on purpose.
“Yeah, because she turned,” one of the children said. “Her eyes were closed and she was saying, blah, blah blah, ‘I love God.’”
Officers said Warren did tell the children to fasten their seatbelts before she crashed. Warren was arrested on the spot. Luckily, no one was injured in the crash.
Warren has been charged with child cruelty and is being held in jail on a $22,000 bond.