Skip to comments.Mom blames mix-up for abandoned child
Posted on 03/01/2010 9:17:31 AM PST by JoeProBono
CHICAGO - The mother of a 2-year-old girl left abandoned at a Chicago restaurant says her daughter was left alone due to misunderstanding.
Police said the mother, whose identity was not released, claims she left her daughter at a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza restaurant because she thought the girl was spending the night with her aunt, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday.
The girl's aunt also departed the restaurant with the belief the girl was staying with her mother for the night, police said.
The young girl was found alone at the eatery Saturday night after the adults both departed and her picture was posted online to find family members .
Golly! I thought the word up was that Chuck E. Cheese has become a cesspool of violence and depravity?
Hmmmm, I recall headlines about brawling parents and gang fights at Chuck E. Cheeses.
Happened to us once at a Burger King. We were in a large group packed into several vehicles. When we got home 15 minutes later was when we realized we lacked one child. Worse moment of our lives. Immediately called manager while others rushed back to restaurant. People eating there saw us leave without child and waited for us to realize it and return.
Taking the kid to Chuck E. Cheese’s in the first place is child abuse in and of itself.
These young people look bright and sweet, love to see those smiling faces.
I did the same thing. We were in Yellowstone with all our kids, their kids, and our thirteen year old. Also with us was a cousin with her husband and her daughters. We were in 3 different vehicles near Mammoth, and there was NO cell phone coverage at the time. I thought she was with my son’s van, he thought she was in our van. But she wound up getting in the van with my cousin. Never alone actually, but I felt like an IDIOT.
My own personal version of Hell; to be stuck in Chuck E Cheese for all eternity. Purgatory would be having to bide my time in a Mall without a Radio Shack or book store.
It happened to Mary and Joseph once too, but it was all good.
Happened once with one of my sister-in-laws kids. Everyone left to go somewhere & left the boy playing in the front yard of my in-laws house. When they got to the restaurant, they realized that no one had taken the kid with them. When they got back to the house, the kid was still playing in the yard like nothing had happened.
If I’d been there, this wouldn’t have happened cause I’m the type who has to check 3 times to make sure all kids are accounted for. My sister-in-law doesn’t seem to care so much about who’s got her kids.
My in-laws are a strange bunch anyway, so wrapped up in their own thoughts, I’m really surprised this hasn’t happened more often.
I used to hate Chuck E. Cheese too, but because of all the bacteria lurking about. That ball pit is a cess pool of nocosomial infection.
I came from a large family myself. We took family vacations in a station wagon. My kid brother, maybe 6 years old at the time, was asleep when we stopped for gas once and, after everyone had their potty break, we all piled back in the car and were about 15 minutes down the road before I noticed him missing.
Dad did a U Turn and drove back in a panic. He was sitting in the gas station lobby happily slurping an orange soda someone had boughten for him. We asked if he was worried and he replied "No, cuz I knewed you'd come back."
The glare on that photo makes The King look like he’s drooling. (shudder)
I could see that as hell, IF the skee-ball was broken.
I’m sure these things happen much more often than is reported. I’m just glad it ended well.
Love the uniforms!
>>>Taking the kid to Chuck E. Cheeses in the first place is child abuse in and of itself.<<<
Wrong, speaking from experience, it is PARENT abuse. :-)
“I used to hate Chuck E. Cheese too, but because of all the bacteria lurking about. That ball pit is a cess pool of nocosomial infection.”
Exactly. Hence the reason we call it Upchucky Cheese!
Is your kid bro still a character?
Big time. He is an elementary school teacher and the kids love him because he’s so much fun.
Eww. There used to be a ball-pit at the now-defunct Opryland I used to go to as a kid. They made you take your shoes off to jump in it, and I always wondered why the pit was WET at the bottom... *shudders*
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