Children found 70 miles from home after mom kicks them out

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Two young boys are found more than 70 miles away from home after their mom kicks them out.

The St. Lucie County sheriff says Jayme Beall packed her 9 and 13-year-old boys bags and threw them out of their trailer off U.S. Highway 1.

She said she did it to get their attention since they were acting out. She thought they'd come back, but they didn't.

The sheriff says the boys hitched a ride on U.S. 1 to I-95 where they were picked up by their great grandmother. She picked them up and took them to her house all the way in Boynton Beach. "Just a bad parenting decision, and in addition, she had been drinking that night and was innebriated," said Sheriff Ken Mascara. "She just made poor choices."

Beall is out of jail now, but says she doesn't understand why she was arrested.

She faces felony child abuse charges.

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