Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids Alone in the House While She Went Out for Food

Thanks a lot, nosy neighbor.



Well this will sure teach moms everywhere not to, um, feed their kids: a mom was arrested in Delaware for leaving her children, ages 8 and 9, alone at their vacation rental home while she went to pick up from a restaurant about five miles away.

As Delaware Online reports:

Susan L. Terrillion, 55, of Olney, Maryland, was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of her children on Tuesday, according to Rehoboth Beach Police Lt. Jaime B. Riddle.

Police responded to the 200 block of Country Club Drive around 7:30 p.m. for a report of two young children left alone at a residence.

A witness told police that he made contact with the children when their dogs ran into Country Club Drive in front of his vehicle, Riddle said. The witness stopped to help the children get control of the dogs and learned they were alone, Riddle said.

So really, you have to blame the dogs. Or a guys who calls the cops simply because he came into contact with unsupervised kids and felt the knee-jerk compulsion to get the authorities involved. Or the authorities, who feel compelled to arrest moms for trusting their kids to take care of themselves for a little while.

The mom was arrested, charged and released on $500 bond. What a lovely vacation.