The woman who wrote the shocking, viral article about her son wearing a pink headband to Walmart has been hospitalized for a mental health evaluation.
Kathleen Carpenter made suicidal comments to deputies, according to a Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
She was taken into custody by the Polk deputy under Florida's Baker Act, which allows law-enforcement to hospitalize people for mental-health evaluation.
The August 2 blog post, written by Carpenter under the byline Katie Vyktoriah, was published on the Huffington Post website and quickly went viral.
Officials became aware of the post detailing the alleged incident in which her toddler was ridiculed and she nearly came to blows with a man at Walmart.