Meet Sheila Lederer, a legite candidate for mother of the year. You have to love a dedicated mom cracked on Xanax, yelling at trees and bushed, yelling at the mailbox and calling her kids by the wrong name for a week. Sheila did give them the luxury of living in a feces invested house. She's a beauty, this one.
WELLINGTON — A 32-year-old woman was charged Wednesday for a July incident in which she allegedly asked sheriff's deputies to arrest her mailbox while high on Xanax, a probable cause affidavit says.
Sheila Lederer, of Wellington, was arrested on two counts of child neglect. She was released from jail early this morning after posting $6,000 bond, records show.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's probable cause affidavit, deputies went to Lederer's house to conduct a welfare check on July 7. Before they arrived, Lederer called 911 saying there was someone hiding in her bushes.
When the deputy arrived at her house, Lederer was screaming at a tree and said, "Get out of here," the affidavit says. She told the deputy she was talking to the tree and the deputy told her, "the tree was unable to talk and that the tree was not a person."
Lederer then told the deputy to arrest her mailbox and tried to climb a bush while yelling that someone was sitting in the bushes spying on her. She then told the deputy she had taken the prescription drug, Xanax.
Before Lederer was transported, she told the deputy no one else was in her house. But the deputy noticed some children's toys inside. He found a 15-year-old and a 1-year-old lying in bed. One of the children said that Lederer had been calling her the wrong name the whole week, and knew she had a drug problem.
The deputy smelled urine and saw feces, old food, ants, and roaches in the house, the affidavit says.