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Well, he's almost 4. Why can't he be in charge!? [Jan. 26th, 2006|02:18 pm]
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Mom Left Kids Alone to Attend Springer Show
AP

WHEATON, Ill. (Jan. 21) - A woman got a 30-day jail sentence for leaving her three young children home alone for several hours while she and her boyfriend attended a videotaping of "The Jerry Springer Show."

Shannon Cook, 25, pleaded guilty earlier this week to misdemeanor child endangerment. She also was placed on probation for a year.

"It was an appropriate sentence, given what she did," said DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Ruggiero.

The two girls and one boy, all under the age of 4, have been placed in foster homes by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Police said Cook left the children alone at a suburban home Oct. 19 while she and her boyfriend went to Chicago for the taping. About five hours later, the two oldest knocked on the door of a neighbor, who called police.

Cook was arrested when she returned home after midnight. According to a police report, she said: "I didn't think I'd be gone that long."

http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles?id=n20060121101709990002&cid=936

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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-01-26 12:15 pm (UTC)
i wont ask if the suburban home was a trailer...
nope i wont
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-26 12:17 pm (UTC)
Figures that she went to the Jerry Springer Show...a mom who goes to see Dr. Phil wouldn't leave her kids alone for 5 hours :P
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[User Picture]From: megthra
2006-01-26 12:16 pm (UTC)
That's horrible, she deserves more jail time. I can't believe that... For even going on the Jerry Springer Show she deserves punishment.

horrible!
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2006-01-26 12:21 pm (UTC)
haha... i couldn't agree more
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From: box_head_butch
2006-01-26 12:27 pm (UTC)
Well what do you expect from somebody appearing on a Jerry Springer show?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 01:27 pm (UTC)
I think she was just in the audience, but still.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-01-26 12:29 pm (UTC)
haha, that is SO wite trash
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-01-26 12:30 pm (UTC)
i wonder if her boyfriend was named billy bob
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[User Picture]From: lil_miss_s
2006-01-26 12:39 pm (UTC)
That's like this couple of morons:

A couple in California left their 2 kids at home alone (aged 9 & 5 and the 5 year old is autistic) & took off to Vegas. They did however have the morality to hire someone to watch their 2 puppies that they exchanged at Christmas - The 9 year old's reply was "I feel like they love the dogs & not me"

What really pissed me off is that some people are infertile & want children more than anything else in this world & others in the examples above don't deserve to have them....
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 01:31 pm (UTC)
God. I know. It's SO unfair. I really can't stand people sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2006-01-26 12:49 pm (UTC)
she should be ON the show!!! what an irresponsible mother!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 01:35 pm (UTC)
Agreed!!!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-01-26 12:53 pm (UTC)
The fact that she abandoned her kids to go see Jerry Springer is freakin' classic. Sounds pretty much right on for Jerry's target demographic.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 01:39 pm (UTC)
Too true.
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From: box_head_butch
2006-01-26 01:21 pm (UTC)
O And you spelt mum wrong...

Its MUM, Not MOM!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 01:41 pm (UTC)
;) I like the mum way myself.
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2006-01-26 02:29 pm (UTC)
They are still taping new Jerry Springers?

...didn't know that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 02:36 pm (UTC)
Nor did I!
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From: zelack
2006-01-26 02:46 pm (UTC)
...
There's so many layers of wrongity.
That's why it's great.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 06:34 pm (UTC)
Exactly. :)
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[User Picture]From: jeweleddragon
2006-01-26 03:26 pm (UTC)
...whoa.

That's beyond just irresponsible...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 10:38 pm (UTC)
Agreed. It's stories like these that make me feel like a REALLY good Mom. LOL
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[User Picture]From: you_failed_me
2006-01-26 07:32 pm (UTC)
wheaton is like 30 minutes away from my house. that amuses me!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 10:41 pm (UTC)
Nice. ;) Were you ever left home alone so your parents could go to Jerry Springer?
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From: ex_peacock902
2006-01-26 10:47 pm (UTC)
wow that is so sad. poor kids :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-26 11:18 pm (UTC)
Seriously. It says they were put into foster care, I just hope they didn't seperate them.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-01-27 04:50 am (UTC)

Jerry! Jerry!

I'm sorry, but mom left the kids to attend a live taping? lol. Ohh my god.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-27 11:45 am (UTC)

Re: Jerry! Jerry!

Exactly.
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2006-01-27 07:21 am (UTC)
aww, i had my patch of grass thing ready and everything! lol

it is unbelievable to me that people like this actually exist. and for that matter, that they have survived up until now!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-27 11:53 am (UTC)
I know. I guess it's because they have amaaazing ovaries or something.
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