Three year old Daughter is sighted wandering about the apartment complex she lives in.
Upon law enforcement officers’ engagement with Daughter, Daughter complained repeatedly that she was hungry and that “I need a beer”. Daughter’s skin was covered in red bumps, which appeared to be some sort of bug bites.
The law enforcement officers went to Daughter’s apartment, where Mother was sleeping and oblivious to the fact that Daughter had been outside on her own.
Their apartment was filthy and roach-infested.
The police arrested Mother on charges of child endangerment
Daughter was taken into child protective custody.
Read more in
- this CBS TV News article: Mom arrested after 3-year-old tells Texas cop, “I need a beer”
- this New York Daily News article:Texas 3-year-old told police ‘I need a beer,’ mother charged with child abandonment and
- this Houston Chronicle article: Texas toddler tells cop, ‘I’m hungry, I need a beer,’ placed with CPS .