Posted: Dec 28, 2012 12:05 AM
A Chicago couple left their home on Christmas Eve, under the assumption that their 13-month old would be well taken care of and safe with the 23-year old baby sitter. This is something parents do each and every day, leave our most prized possessions (our kids) with babysitters. When the couple returned home a little over 5 hours later, they found the baby sitter falling-down drunk, police told the Chicago Tribune.
The child was not injured during the Monday night incident but the baby sitter was charged with misdemeanor endangering the health of a child, police said.
The baby's parents left about 11:15 a.m. Monday, but when they came home at 4:30 p.m. the sitter was "slumped against the kitchen counter with her hands on her head,'' according to a police report.
She tried to walk but fell multiple times, hitting her head, the report said. The baby's mother became alarmed, helped her to the couch and called for an ambulance.
The baby sitter was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where her blood alcohol content was measured at 0.362 percent - more than four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving, the report said. She was arrested at 11:55 p.m. at the hospital.
She has no prior criminal history, police said.
What would you do if you came home to a drunken baby sitter?