Shannon Cook, a 25 year old woman from Illinois, left her three children alone for 9 hours so she could go see The Jerry Springer show with her boyfriend. The three children, two girls and one boy were ages 9 months- 4 years old!!! The 4 year old escaped to alert neighbors 5 hours later and police were called. Cook returned 9 hours later... after midnight.
ONLY 30 DAYS!!!! Are you kidding me? Cook was only charged with misdemeanor child endangerment. How the heck is it that you leave your three kids home alone for 9 hours and only get 30 days in jail? Especially a nine months old baby!
Her excuse was, “I didn’t think I’d be gone that long, according to CNN. Personally, I think she should get more jail time. 30 days is a slap on the wrist for the amount of danger she put her 3 children in.
I feel terrible for the children and I sincerely hope she never gets those kids back. I hope they are able to place all three children together. I hate to see kids suffer because of their parents’ mistakes. Of course, the children are now safe in foster care. Still… what was she thinking? Could she be that dumb? A baby needs to eat, have their diaper changed, etc. A four year old can’t cook! Who knows if she even left any food for them?
Very, very sad!