Iowa Mother Arrested After Leaving Kids Home Alone and Traveling to Oktoberfest
30-year-old Erin Macke from Johnston, Iowa who clearly felt like she needed to be in Germany for Oktoberfest, and she wasn't going to let anything stand in her way.
She flew to Munich back on September 20th and she left her four kids home alone: Two 12-year-olds, a six-year-old, and a seven-year-old. She also left them a gun and was supposed to be gone for 11 days.
Luckily someone called the cops to report that the kids were alone. They were turned over to child services, and the cops sent a message to Erin in Germany telling her she'd better come home.
She's been charged with four counts of child endangerment and one count of making a firearm available to a person under 21.
Oh and she's not the only American parent to get their negligence on during Oktoberfest.
A 28-year-old man from Texas passed out drunk at Oktoberfest on Thursday while he was wearing his baby in a baby carrier. There's no word on what charges he could be facing.
Read more at The Des Moines Register.