HOUSTON - Some Houston area parents are facing allegations that they endangered their children by putting tape over their mouths, hands and feet. However, the parents say the entire incident is a misunderstanding.
The incident was reported on Saturday, April 19, when customers at a Buccees in Cypress called police after seeing a man, later identified as Joshua Wilson, with three children.
Wilson had reportedly taken his 1-year-old daughter and two boys, ages 7 and 8, to the store to get ice cream.
Some customers were alarmed when they saw the children with tape on their bodies.
Authorities tracked down the family at a nearby home and charged the parents of the three children-- a woman and two men with endangering a child.
Ashley Nastasi, her husband, Jose Lombana 28,, and Joshua Wilson, 31, are charged with endangering a child.
Nastasi, who released pictures showing a happy and loving family, told KPRC Local 2 that she is a good mother and that the fathers are wonderful with their children.
Nastasi, 28, said it started out as a game the children asked for the electrical tape to be put on them and they were hopping like Easter bunnies and having fun at home.
Nastasi, Lombana and Wilson are all out on $2,000 bond.
The parents are scheduled to make their first court appearance next month.
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