WATCH: Man encourages baby ‘shoot that thing’ as she plays with gun near mouth

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 10:51:38-05

A video posted by the Evansville Courier & Pressshows a baby reported to be a one-year-old being encouraged along as she plays with a handgun.

The couple heard in the video now face child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon charges, reported The Associated Press.

“Say Bang.”


“Bang, bang, bang…”

“Shoot that thing, fat baby.”

The man speaking in the video is Michael Barnes, according to the Evansville Courier & Press, and he is not the child’s father. The mother, Toni Wilson, according to the same publication, is also facing the same charges as Barnes.

Police told reporters the videos were discovered after Barnes allegedly tried to sell a gun to an undercover officer.