Another day, another child left in a hot car while mom or dad attends to more important business. Or, in this case, while mom gets her lady parts waxed. Reportedly, 22-year-old Kentucky mom Courtney Kippes left her 2- and 3-year-old sons in her unlocked car with the windows cracked while she got a Brazilian wax at a salon. And that's not all. The woman, who claims she is a model, was also booked on drug charges after cops found a crushed-up pill and snorting straw in her vehicle.
Kippes allegedly chose to get waxed and leave her kids alone on an afternoon when temperatures outside climbed to 84 degrees and were an even more scorching 87 degrees inside of the car. Local business owners reportedly heard the two young children screaming, let them out of the car, and called police. When they arrived and questioned mom, she didn't seem to see what all the fuss was about and reportedly told police she was "okay with leaving the kids" in the car while she went for a wax.
Police say the owner of the salon asked Kippes if she had kids and that she lied and said, "No." You have to wonder if she really believes what she told cops -- why fib about leaving your children in a car alone if you don't feel there is anything wrong with doing so?
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Witnesses say the children were hot and sweaty but are okay after being transported to a hospital to be evaluated.
After searching her car, cops found a pill bottle with Kippes' name on it, as well as drug paraphernalia. She has been charged with wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She's currently in jail and her bond has been set at $500.
What do you think is an appropriate punishment for this mom for her actions?
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