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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman faces child endangerment charges after she left her three children at home alone to go to a club.

Officers Juan Esquilin and Mathew Szymczak on Sunday responded at 2:30 a.m. to a Boston Avenue address on a report of children being left unattended in the home. Police spent more about 30 minutes knocking on the front and then rear door. At that point, they heard the sound of people entering the apartment. They continued to knock and Mycheral Walker, 35, answered the door. Police entered the apartment to check on the welfare of the children and located two girls, ages 1 and 4, and a boy, 13.

Walker, the mother, stated that she had gone to an “after-hours” place on Stratford Avenue called L&A Social Club. Walker stated she went to the after-hours club because she is at home all week with the children and wanted to have some fun.

Walker was charged with three counts of risk of injury to a minor. The state Department of Children and Families was alerted.

Categories: General
Daniel Tepfer

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5 Responses

  1. igor says:

    Damn, what a mom.

  2. Mary Flynn says:

    Why can’t a 13 year old be the babysitter? Does he need to be certified by the Red Cross and not his mother?

  3. I’m not a fan of mom’s leaving kids home alone to go out drinking, but, she had a child , 13 years of age , in charge of watching those younger children. Don’t kids that are 13 years old, babysit? I don’t know if there’s a minimum age requirement to watch over younger children, but I’m sure that there are a lot of 13 year olds that are hired as baby sitters. I think a lawyer can really make a case out of this. Maybe that’s what she should of told the cops.

  4. JoJo1212 says:

    Last I checked 13 was the age to start baby sitting. Was there more to this story?

  5. Juliette says:

    There must be other circumstances to lead to her arrest, because the 13-year-old seems old enough to watch the younger siblings. I recall taking the “babysitting course” (I believe Red Cross hosted?) at age 11, and then babysitting infants and toddlers in the neighborhood as the parents went to late night dinner and a show in NYC, etc. Sometimes into the wee hours of the night.

    Why would babysitting courses be offered to 11-year-olds, if a 13-year-old according to law enforcement is not old enough to babysit or even be home alone by themselves?

    Perhaps in this case, the 13-year-old had a mental deficiency, or extremely unsafe living conditions were found, or the mother did not leave contact info or a cell phone number where the older child could call in an emergency? Or maybe the mother didn’t tell them she was going out, and just left while they were sleeping?