Mom Arrested for Letting Kids Walk to McDonald’s Around the Corner
A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been—I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now—arrested and charged with child neglect.
The reason? According to WSPA News 7:
The officer says the boys had to cross a street and pass several businesses and homes to get to the eatery, putting their safety at risk.
The mom, Tiesha Mesha Hillstock, 24, told the police the unthinkable: She had trusted the older boy to “take care of his cousin.”
Which, apparently, he was doing. Nonetheless, when the kids were spotted without an adult, or drone, or armored tank to keep them safe, the cops swooped in and accompanied them back to their home. Then the Spartanburg police department then issued an arrest warrant for mom.
Because anytime a child is unsupervised, a parent must be arrested.