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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Retir... RetiredUSAFWife

I was raising my three grandchildren, and had to get them off the bus after school etc etc. The youngest child that didn't go to school at the time, still took a nap, and around that time, was time for the bus to come. So I'd leave the house and get the other kids off the bus, then go back to the house. It was less than ten minutes I was gone, and I knew the child was fast asleep, because usually it was just before I needed to go, that she'd fall asleep. (Her naps were at least an hour long then). Of course I'd never go off and leave a child alone in the house for longer than ten minutes, if I had to walk further than I did. (it was just a few yards and I could see the house from where I stood waiting for the bus. (These New England winters can be brutally cold, and I didn't want to take a little child out in the cold for less than a quarter hour.

eetfbf eetfbf

On this I'm really going to be polite.I never ever left my children no wheres even if they would say they were going stay at family members house. That person had to come and tell me that they were taking him or her.I've had member in my family that have left their baby in the car while it was hot real hot outside cause she had to be stuck up my brothers but even when he worked. They had a big fan blowing on them. My Mom and I happen to pull up and see the baby in the car. Boy,was I mad as hell.Believe me neither one of my sister in laws should have been parents.What we should have done is cal the cops they would have called child welfare on them and we would have stepped in and took her.Force for the other one we won't get started what she has done.

Iam Rainwalker

Once, when my daughter was around 5 months old, my ex husband and I accidentally left her just inside of our front door (and sound asleep in her car seat). We were only about halfway down our street when we realized that we'd packed the car up, but had forgotten the baby!...Actually, it was just one of those things that harried new parents do occasionally. Now that my daughter is grown, we laugh about it. My husband came from a family of ten; and it was Christmas eve day. We'd been rushing around all afternoon wrapping last-minute gifts for our MANY nieces and nephews, making food, packing the car and preparing to head over to his parents place for the evening. It was tradition that everyone spent the night at his Mom and Dads on Christmas eve, so that we could all spend Christmas morning together. We were running late (his Mom had already called looking for us like five times) and in all the commotion, we'd managed to grab everything but the most important thing...The baby.... Thankfully, our daughter slept through the whole incident (which probably only lasted about four minutes) and was none the wiser for it. *I* on the other hand, was a nervous wreck for DAYS afterwards...lol.

Abigail Greaves

I would never ever Leave my Babies home alone even for just a moment. Anything could happen and I will not let it happen to them,I will not even leave them in the car alone too much risk of getting caught in the seat belts and chocking. Love them too much to do that.

Christina Benson

The only time I have ever left my baby when he was about 4 or 5 months old. He was sound asleep in his playpen. I had to go get milk at the store at the end of my street but I didn't want to wake him. I felt horrible for doing it but when I got home he was still sleeping peacefully (and remained that way for at least another hour). I was gone for maybe a total of 3 minutes. I know that wasn't the best thing to do, but I felt so guilty anyways that I would never do it again. The only other time I leave the kids in the car is when I have to go inside the gas station to pay but I do not leave the car running, I crack the windows, park at the pump closest to the front of the store and I lock the car. I also would only do this at gas stations that I am very familiar with and make sure that there isn't a long line.

Michelle Hunt

People are stupid. My child is my life have never left him anywhere.The government make people have a license to hunt,shoot a gun,   a car, Even sell things to other people. But any moron can be a parent. Even if they get pregnant find someone to take the child. There are people out there who can take care of that child better than you people who leave your kids alone.   JERKS

nonmember avatar nica

my 18 month old son's father took him to church concert with him 3 hours away. i received a call at 230 in the morning from a girl in another group telling me that my son was asleep on a bench at the convention center and his dad had been gone for about 2 hours. I called his phone and he never answered, so i went to his house and waited for him. when he got there he gave me the runaround about where my son was (never to this day admitted HE left him)Finally he blurts out "we were only about an hour out and i told bob to go back and get him cause i ain't the one driving" Needless to say he has never had him unsupervised again!

nonmember avatar Naomi Hankins

First of all, you always make sure the child is with the other person before you leave. Never ever leave that responsibility up to the child. There is no excuse for forgetting a child or leaving a child somewhere, NONE. I believe parents should start facing some serious jail time for doing these things and maybe just maybe more parents will take more notice in their children.

Frank... Frankies71

For the longest time, I didn't understand the term "helicopter parent." Thanks to many posters here, I get it now! I am by no means excusing any of the inept parents sited here. Intention is different from mistakes. But to never leave your kid for even a second?!?! I'm not talking out-of-sight for long but they need space to explore. Yeah, they may make messes or even get hurt but that's part of learning. Make it as safe as possible and let them play (checking discreetly on occasion)!!

missy... missybest

Scary how many people have kids who should never have had kids!  Why are they so stupid that they cannot realize that don't want the responsibility and don't have them?  We have easy birth control, but they are so stupid they don't use it.

I shudder when I think about these poor little ones.

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