SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A Sheboygan woman is accused of shooting her 8-year-old daughter in the thigh with a BB gun to win a $1 bet with her boyfriend.
Angelique Vandeburg is charged with one felony count of intentional child abuse. She made an initial court appearance yesterday and was released on a $5,000 signature bond.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl told police the shot hurt so much that she couldn't walk.
She told prosecutors her mother and the mother's boyfriend had been drinking heavily before the boyfriend offered Vandeburg $1 and handed her the gun.
The complaint quotes the mother as telling police the girl was lying to get her in trouble. She said the girl suffered the injury three weeks earlier when she fell from her bike.