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Racine man accused of giving infant vaping liquid

Infant was foaming at the mouth
Posted at 9:26 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-03 14:27:36-05

A Racine Man is accused of giving a nine-week-old vaping liquid. 

The product has a mixture of chemicals used in e-cigarettes, which generally contains nicotine. 

According to the criminal complaint, when police arrived on the scene, the infant was "foaming at the mouth" and appeared to be having a "seizure."

When asked what happened, 30-year-old Dustin Appenzeller, the father of the infant, said he gave the baby "a couple drops" of vaping liquid and appeared calm and unconcerned. 

During the incident, Appenzeller said, He'd "done it before" and that "it was fine." 

The infant was transported to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and treated.

Appenzeller faces a physical abuse to a child charge, which if convicted, carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.