34-Year-Old Grandma Leaves Five Children Alone In Feces-Filled House To Go Gambling
34-Year-Old Grandma Leaves 5 Kids Home Alone In Filth To Go Gambling
A trifling Florida woman was arrested earlier this week after her 4 children and 1 grandchild were found wandering the street asking for food when she left them alone in a filthy house to go to the casino.
via Sun Sentinel
A 34-year-old grandmother was arrested after police say she left her four kids and a grandchild while she went to the casino.
Crystal Hernandez, a relatively new resident of Pompano Beach, was ordered held on $5,000 bond. All five kids were taken away by officials, because of the condition of the home.
A neighbor called law enforcement officials when she found the five kids, ages 2 to 12, walking around asking for food, according to the legal complaint.
She was arrested at her home at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday. Police said she didn’t appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew McGee said the smell of urine and feces in the house was overwhelming, and “almost unbearable to stand,” he wrote in his report.
In court Wednesday, Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley told Hernandez that McGee found “feces on the kitchen counter, along with feces on the floor.”
“Huh-uh,” she said, shaking her head in disagreement.
McGee’s report said that “dirty clothes were thrown around the residence, along with old food.”
The cupboards contained no food, he said, and there was “minimal” food in the refrigerator.
Because of that, the children were all removed from the home by BSO’s Child Protective Investigations Section.
Hernandez lives in southwest Pompano Beach and moved there about three months ago, Hurley said.
She was charged with five felony counts of child neglect without great harm.
There are waaaaay too many unanswered questions in this story. Who leaves 5 kids home alone in the house with NO food? Why are they living in feces?? What a mess.
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