5 Craziest Stories of Parents Being Totally Irresponsible

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mom arrested child abysePolice arrested 30-year-old Amy McIntosh on November 24 and charged her with child endangerment and obstruction of government. The Little Rock, Arkansas resident had allegedly left her 11-month-old baby home alone while she ran to the liquor store, and to pay a visit to her mother. Neighbors called the cops after they heard the baby crying and busted down the door to find the little one all alone on the floor with a bloody nose and a soiled diaper.

But, knowing you, you're probably wondering what the hell is going on in Amy's mug shot.

It's a valid inquiry, and unfortunately, I have no answer. She was charged with "obstruction of government" because she reportedly lied to officials about her identity -- did Amy say she was the Michelin Man and tried to use the rubber glove balloon as proof? Did she claim she was the Hamburger Helper? Maybe she just went old school and said her name was Mrs. Blown Up Surgical Sanitary Glove Lady.

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In any event, it remains a mystery as to why her mug shot is the way it is, but believe it or not, Amy's not the only dim bulb to leave their child unattended to do some pretty messed up things. (She is, however, the only parent who co-stars in their mug shot with a rubber hand covering.)

A pot-smoking mother left her 5-week-old baby on the roof of her car and drove off. Miraculously, the baby was fine, even though it fell off the car into an intersection.

Despite common sense and the warnings every single year about the dangers of leaving your child in a hot car, some parents never fail to disappoint. One mom left her toddler in the car in 110-degree heat ... so she could shop.

And a father in Indiana forgot he left his baby girl in the car, only to discover her dead a few hours later. One dad left his daughter in a shopping cart in a parking lot and drove away, none the wiser.

Then just this spring, two different sets of parents left their kids at Chuck E. Cheese and didn't realize it until the day after. Oof.

None of these parents will be up for Mom or Dad of the Year, but if we could give out a prize for best consequential mug shot, Amy, my dear, would win, hands down.

Have you ever left your baby home alone, even for a few minutes?

 

Photo via County Courthouse

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Mary Breitrick

how the hell do go to chuck e cheese and then realize u dont have ur child with u the day after come on..when social service should be called on they dont but when it something minor omg!!!! lets get this kid away from the parents they didnt give in!

Samantha Muscia

Never, my daughter is 13 months and I still get worried leaving her in any room alone for 2 minutes!  There is just so much stuff a kid could get into!  And I never understand how a parent could leave a kid anywhere, car, restaurant, etc.  I am always actively aware my daughter is with me!  If someone is holding her and leaves the room, I am like "where's the baby!?!"  I might be overboard but better safe than sorry!

Roberta L Ireland

wow what a mom. sorry can't call her that she's not a mom if you do that to your child. my son is 5 yr old and he keep saying he can stay in the car why i run in to the store. i till him not till his 18 then he can stay in the car. would never leve my kids at home alone .


 

kenZ-F kenZ-F

Omg never. Unbelievable

nonmember avatar myboysmyworld

Ok well some people are definitly not meant to be parents that is for sure but at the same time some of the comments on here being made by first time moms with only one child directed at good parents with multiple kids are absolutly retarded..yeah if your a first time parent with only one child of course your a paranoid freak when it comes to that child...my children are 3 years apart so when i had my second child there was a couple times that i got in the car to leave and realised the baby was still inside sleeping...when leaving family events it gets really chaotic with our huge family...i work 2 jobs to support my boys who have the same dad who never decided to grow up or take care of them so im a single mom and my kids are my world...i would never intentionally forget them anywhere but accidents happen and it does not make you a bad person or parent

Ginell Ramos

Haha, when I was about 7 and my little sis was 6, we lived with our dad and he worked from sun up to sundown and most of the time didn't have a babysitter... So when we would get off the bus, the neighbor would walk us home and we would be home alone until our dad got home from work.... Now, I would never do that with my kids, and I'm not saying it was right, but I am saying that my dad probably never thought twice about it lol. He DEFINETLY wasn't a perfect dad, but I love him just the same....

Michelle Carrigan

I dropped my daughter off at my moms to watch her but didnt walk her in.  I had just spoken to my mom a few minutes before to let her know we were almost there.  She apparently left in those few minutes.  I was only gone for about a half hour.  When I got back my daughter unlocked the door and said that grandma wasnt there.  At least she knew that she should lock the door, and wouldnt open it until I said who I was.  She was 3 or 4 at the time.  She never lets me forget it, and I never let my mom forget it.

nonmember avatar natalieelayne

For all of the parents "excusing" the Chuck E. Cheese incident, can you NOT read? It states they realized it a day later!!! Who the heck wouldn't realize their child was missing period, let alone until a day later! Parents are adults, hellooo and we do know how to communicate before leaving! We just say "Hey Sara's riding with me" and until making sure that actually happens, you don't leave! Every one of these stories make me sick. Seriously people get a grip.

shell3m shell3m

and some how having a baby and not giving a shit about it and having is suffer and die in a hot car is ok but abortion isn't when you know you can't handle a baby.  ****eye roll**** yes, because that makes sense.  **smh**

Texas... TexasSonrisa

Way to bring the crazy, shell

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