Mom Dumps Her Kids At Restaurant While She Goes Out & Gets Drunk

mom drunk abandons kidsI'm all for free-range parenting. I love the idea of my kids running around my yard in the summer, playing kick-the-can until the streetlights come on, riding their bikes around our cul-de-sac, and as much as I can appreciate wanting to relax and enjoy some adult beverages in peace, I can no way condone this Florida mom who decided to dump her kids at a Waffle House so she could go get her drink on. 

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Police were called to the Waffle House in Augusta after employers and customers reported an 11-year-old and 12-year-old crying in the parking lot. A waitress told police a woman dropped the children off about an hour and a half earlier with money to pay for food, but the kids didn't have enough money to pay for anything and started crying when the woman didn't return to check on them.

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Which, you know, makes sense because she was across the street drinking with two men. The woman, named Rhiannon Gentry, told people she had left her children with money and had not been gone long. Gentry was booked into the Richmond County jail on three counts of deprivation of a minor. I think we can all agree that this isn't even free-range parenting, it's just bad parenting.

 

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