Mom Jailed Because She Let Her 9-Year-Old Daughter Play in the Park Unsupervised - Hit & Run : Reason.:
Here are the facts: Debra
Harrell works at McDonald's in North Augusta, South Carolina.
For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed there with her,
playing on a laptop that Harrell had scrounged up the money to
purchase. (McDonald's has free WiFi.) Sadly, the Harrell home was
robbed and the laptop stolen, so the girl asked her mother if she
could be dropped off at the park to play instead.
Harrell said yes. She gave her daughter a cell phone. The girl
went to the park—a
place so popular that at any given time there are about 40
kids frolicking—two days in a row. There were swings, a
pad," and shade. On her third day at the park, an adult
asked the girl where her mother was. At work, the daughter
The shocked adult called the cops. Authorities declared the girl
"abandoned" and proceeded to arrest the mother.