After Teen Gets Shot, Mom ... Checks WebMD
And she might face charges for it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 9, 2013 7:26 AM CDT
WebMD is a fine site, but probably not your best option for dealing with a gunshot wound.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It turns out WebMD doesn't have a page for gunshot wounds, but if it did, we're guessing the "when to see a doctor" section would be pretty straightforward. A Texas mom may face felony charges for allegedly checking the self-diagnosis site—rather than, say, calling an ambulance—when her 14-year-old son was shot by a significantly older friend who was playing with a gun, KHOU reports.

Video captured by their home's security cameras shows Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 24, trained the pistol on the teen and followed the boy with it as he tried to step out of the gun's line of fire. Eventually, Rodriguez, who the Houston Chronicle reports lives in the Santa Fe, Texas, home, pulled the trigger, striking the teen in the upper thigh. After several minutes spent collapsed on the floor, the teen was able to get up, whereupon he and his mother surfed WebMD, according to police. She did eventually drive him to the hospital ... seven hours later. He's currently in stable condition, and Rodriguez has been arrested.

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May 10, 2013 1:41 PM CDT
She is an IDOIT and for those making excuses for her, are BIGGER IDOITS.
May 10, 2013 4:10 AM CDT
And I gotta wonder, what did WebMD tell her to do to treat her son's gunshot wound? Did it tell her to dig up a fortune in cash & find a mob doctor to treat him at his private practice so her son wouldn't face law enforcement scrutiny? Or did it advise her, "Police & EMT are on their way right now. Don't try to do an OJ." lol
May 10, 2013 2:57 AM CDT
I think it was stupid that the mother didn't rush the kid to the hospital. However I found it dumb that she didn't get rid of the film in their home 's security cameras prior to going to the cops. Or at least edit out the dumb parts. Like her checking WebMD.