You would think people would know by now that leaving young children home alone is not okay. Toddlers simply can't be trusted, and if you want to at least attempt to keep them safe and alive and prevent your home from being destroyed you better find a babysitter or take them where you're going.
Still, nearly every day in cities and towns across the country, people leave their small children behind while they go off and do whatever they do. Frighteningly, most of them probably don't get caught, and just get lucky. Those who do get caught typically don't offer up apologies but excuses -- really lame excuses. Here are five of the most outrageous ones people have given for leaving toddlers home alone.
What's the most ridiculous reason you've ever heard for someone leaving a young child home alone?
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Yep, it really happened in Hendersonville, Tenn., earlier this month. James Meadows, 48, had a kickball game, so he left his 14-month-old child home alone, thinking his wife would be there soon. Only problem was she was out driving around drunk, and they both got busted.