A Waverly woman faces child endangerment charges in a strange case out of Cedar Falls. Twenty-one-year-old Amanda Jo Erks has been arrested by Cedar Falls police after they say she videotaped her younger brother setting himself on fire.
Authorities say that Erks and her 15-year-old brother were at a mobile home in rural Cedar Falls when Erks recorded her brother covering himself in cologne and then lighting the liquid on fire. Erks then reportedly posted the video to Facebook.
The video also show Erks’ infant daughter in a crib several feet away from her brother during the incident.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls