19-Year-Old Mother Gets High, Leaves Toddler on Hot Balcony for 2 Hours
Workers remodeling a Kennewick apartment this past weekend debated over whether to call police on someone who left a 19-month-old child on a balcony for two hours during 100-degree weather.
The screen door was open, but no one was helping the crying baby!
Kennewick police decided to conduct a "welfare check" and entered the apartment. They initially found no one, but eventually discovered the child's 19-year-old mother sleeping under a comforter -- and under the influence of drugs.
Police gave the child water and called protective services, who knew the family and took custody of the girl.