Do you ever wonder why the parents in Home Alone didn’t actually face any consequences for leaving their child alone to fend for himself for so long? Or why the police didn’t make more of an effort to see if there was a child actually home alone? We do, but this mom found out the hard way that Hollywood tends to gloss over small things like child neglect in order to make a good movie!
Taylor Joann Cumings, 25, is facing neglect charges after her two young children were found home alone, and ironically, watching the classic Christmas movie ‘Home Alone’ when they were discovered!
An anonymous tip came into the police station that said there were two children left unattended at the house. When the police arrived, they found a 4-year-old boy, along with his 7-year-old brother inside the home with no adult supervision.
Unfortunately, unlike the movie, these boys weren’t left home by mistake. Cumings was eventually contacted at work about the cops finding her kids, and she told the police that she had no choice because she had to work and couldn’t find a babysitter. And then she admitted to doing it in the past. Yikes!
Cumings was arrested on two felony charges of neglect of a dependent. She remained in jail on $10,000 bond and will be arraigned soon.
The boys were placed under the care of their aunt in the meantime. At least there were no menacing thieves trying to break in while she was away!
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