Denise Cooke was just going to be gone for a second, so we’re not sure what the big deal is. Some times you need a quick drink, you know? …and also during some of those times you’re a single mother, so maybe you leave your baby in a hotel room. Big whoop. Oh, you’d rather her take the baby to the bar? Who’s the horrible parent now?!
Police arrested a woman who allegedly left her 9-year-old son inside a Fenton hotel room while she went out drinking.
Authorities said Cooke, who’s from Indianapolis, Indiana, returned to the hotel sometime Monday afternoon. She told police she had gone out for a few drinks and did not intend to leave her child alone for so long.
“Ok you guys, that’s the last drink. I really need to head back and make sure the kid I left in that hotel room isn’t dead. …one more? Alright, one more! But only because you gave me that look while saying ‘What are you doing here? You should leave.”, and I didn’t really want to go check on him anyway. You know how that always gets me, but this is totally the last one! I’m serious!”
Police said they did not know exactly how long Cooke was gone. She now faces child endangerment charges.
Doesn’t this seem like a total non-punishment? Why bother even telling her you were going to take the kid?
“You left your kid all alone while you went out drinking!?”
“Yup, it’s my kid. Don’t worry about it.”
“Well, we have to take your kid away now.”
“Oh, sweet! Pretty obvious I didn’t want him anyway, so thanks for finally getting on that. Where were you guys when I let him play with that wood chipper for 6 hours while I banged two guys for a sixer of Smirnoff Ice?”