One of the questions some parents seem to struggle with is how many kids do I want, and how will I know when enough is enough? The answer varies from family to family, but I think we can all agree that when you can take all 10 of yours and 9 of their friends to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and then forget to bring the birthday girl home and not realize it until the next morning, you’ve hit your limit.
According to cops, the 32-year-old woman, who has not been identified, had gone to Chuck E. Cheese last Thursday evening to celebrate the five-year-old girl’s birthday. Along with her 10 children, nine other kids attended the celebration.
At the party’s conclusion, the woman somehow left the birthday girl behind at the restaurant. After the child was discovered by restaurant employees around 11 PM, she was unable to provide any details that allowed cops to figure out the identities of her parents (or how to contact them). As a result, the girl was placed in emergency custody.
It wasn’t until Friday at about 8 AM–nine hours after she departed Chuck E. Cheese–that the mother called 911 to report that her daughter was missing. The girl’s MIA status was discovered as the woman was preparing her children for school.
The girl is still living with child welfare officials, while mommy dearest is now the subject of two separate investigations. One by the sheriff’s department to probe possible child endangerment and one by the aforementioned child welfare officials that needs no further explanation.