Thursday, September 06, 2007


A 47-year-old woman in Bloomington, Minn., reportedly gave her granddaughter a couple slugs of gin.

Who's doing the reporting? The 9-year-old girl.

According to The Associated Press:
Bloomington Police Commander Jim Ryan said the girl remembers vomiting, hitting her head and blacking out about 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Ryan said the girl's mother was working a 12-hour shift at the time and was out of the house.

He said police suspect the grandmother gave the child the alcohol in hopes that she would pass out so the adult could go out for the night instead of babysitting.

"A lot could have happened with a kid left alone," Ryan said. "A lot could have gone wrong. She could have choked on her vomit. ... This is a horrendous case of child endangerment."

Police arrived at the apartment around 10 p.m. after getting an anonymous call that a child was given alcohol. Ryan said a portable breath test showed the girl had an alcohol level of .042 percent, about half the legal limit for driving, more than eight hours after drinking the gin.
Grandma is in jail on $6,000 bail. The kid's back with her mother.


Anonymous said...

when i drink i drink alone with nobody else.

Michelle said...

Grandparent of the year, for sure.

Desdinova said...

"I heard little children were supposed to sleep tight.
That's why I drank a fifth of vodka one night.
My parent's got frantic, didn't know what to do.
But I had saw some crazy things
Before I came to.
Now, do you think I was crazy?
I may have been only three but I was swingin'."

Yes, I was a wizard at three.