Drunk mom passes out while baby freezes

Cops: Baby found in cold near drunk mom:

That’s 30-year-old Vivian E. Hampton of Lafayette, Indiana. She was arrested for being passed out drunk in a neighbor’s yard. What makes it of interest to this site is that she happened to have one-year-old daughter with her when she passed out.

When police found Hampton she was dressed in a fully zipped up winter coat because it was a wind chill of 38F in Lafayette last week. Meanwhile the baby only had a light dress and a full diaper on.

Luckily the baby only had minor injuries.

Here’s the kicker…

Police said an officer found a baby stroller against a garage on Burroughs Street and in the stroller was a half empty bottle of cherry vodka.

I’m curious to know what Hampton’s BAC was.

Anyway, I guess it needs to be said again. Your children are more importnat than getting your drink on.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing some sob story of why she was out on the streets drunk with a bottle of cherry vodka and her baby.

Thanks to Erin for the tip.

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  • LIsa

    I’m sorry, Jen! I thought you were just a Flamer.

  • LIsa

    I’m sorry, Jen! I thought you were just a Flamer.

  • Jen

    “Little snot? I sure hope you were being sarcastic, Jen. “Little snot” is the pet name that Casey wench used for Caley.”

    I was being sarcastic. And oh yeah, let’s not use phrases because a murderer used them. Hey, Hitler drove cars, let’s not do that either.

  • Jen

    “Little snot? I sure hope you were being sarcastic, Jen. “Little snot” is the pet name that Casey wench used for Caley.”

    I was being sarcastic. And oh yeah, let’s not use phrases because a murderer used them. Hey, Hitler drove cars, let’s not do that either.

  • Kathy

    One thing I’ve noticed in all my years as a foster parent, is that the kids love the parents regardless. Mom trades her son to the drug dealer for free drugs? Son still loves the mom. Dad beats kid from head to toe with a board and leaves bruises that take a long time to heal? Kid still wants to go home and be with dad. Mom’s a meth-addicted prostitute? Ah, give the tiny infant back to her. We’ve had more than 20 kids in our home and they all want to go back to the parents who beat them, molested (or allowed them to be molested), starved them, etc.

    So, protective services and the courts do everything they can to reunify. Sadly, too many cases end up in reunification only to find the kids removed a few months later or worse… find the kids dead. But, you did get that occasional “win” where the parent wakes up and does get her/his life together and starts being responsible.

    I dunno… we sure do a lot of damage to children to be such a civilized society.

  • Kathy

    One thing I’ve noticed in all my years as a foster parent, is that the kids love the parents regardless. Mom trades her son to the drug dealer for free drugs? Son still loves the mom. Dad beats kid from head to toe with a board and leaves bruises that take a long time to heal? Kid still wants to go home and be with dad. Mom’s a meth-addicted prostitute? Ah, give the tiny infant back to her. We’ve had more than 20 kids in our home and they all want to go back to the parents who beat them, molested (or allowed them to be molested), starved them, etc.

    So, protective services and the courts do everything they can to reunify. Sadly, too many cases end up in reunification only to find the kids removed a few months later or worse… find the kids dead. But, you did get that occasional “win” where the parent wakes up and does get her/his life together and starts being responsible.

    I dunno… we sure do a lot of damage to children to be such a civilized society.

  • Samantha

    Im pretty sure she was being sarcastic

  • Samantha

    Im pretty sure she was being sarcastic

  • LIsa

    Little snot? I sure hope you were being sarcastic, Jen. “Little snot” is the pet name that Casey wench used for Caley.

  • LIsa

    Little snot? I sure hope you were being sarcastic, Jen. “Little snot” is the pet name that Casey wench used for Caley.

  • Jen

    I don’t understand these people. If you’re gonna get your drink on, just find somebody to watch the little snot. And if you can’t find anyone at all, don’t get your drink on. It’s not that hard.

  • Jen

    I don’t understand these people. If you’re gonna get your drink on, just find somebody to watch the little snot. And if you can’t find anyone at all, don’t get your drink on. It’s not that hard.

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Karen, thank god there are people like you to take in these kids who need a good home. My heart wouldn’t be strong enough to stand it when I had to give them back to a “parent” that I knew was just going to harm or neglect them. I truly admire the strength it must take to be a good foster parent.

    I don’t know what hare-brained psychiatric “expert” came up with the idea that kids should be kept with parents at all costs, even if the parents are total pieces of crap, but the child protective system in this country needs some sweeping changes! Being a good parent to a child does NOT depend on being a blood relation.

  • Ihavekidstoo

    Karen, thank god there are people like you to take in these kids who need a good home. My heart wouldn’t be strong enough to stand it when I had to give them back to a “parent” that I knew was just going to harm or neglect them. I truly admire the strength it must take to be a good foster parent.

    I don’t know what hare-brained psychiatric “expert” came up with the idea that kids should be kept with parents at all costs, even if the parents are total pieces of crap, but the child protective system in this country needs some sweeping changes! Being a good parent to a child does NOT depend on being a blood relation.

  • Angel

    karen:

    For you and all of the other foster/adoptive moms who post here, you have my admiration and respect. If it weren’t for the kindness of people like you, there would most assuredly be many more of these stories on this site. Bless you for opening your home and heart to the ‘forgotten’ ones, and showing them the love that all children deserve.

    My husband and I have discussed applying for the foster parenting program in our state. Perhaps when he is out of the military, and we no longer have to worry about being relocated on the whim of the government, we will be able to help some of these children, too.

  • Angel

    karen:

    For you and all of the other foster/adoptive moms who post here, you have my admiration and respect. If it weren’t for the kindness of people like you, there would most assuredly be many more of these stories on this site. Bless you for opening your home and heart to the ‘forgotten’ ones, and showing them the love that all children deserve.

    My husband and I have discussed applying for the foster parenting program in our state. Perhaps when he is out of the military, and we no longer have to worry about being relocated on the whim of the government, we will be able to help some of these children, too.

  • karen

    same in my county…example: i received a sibling group because parents let the infant die and house was filthy (the whole scenario you see on here…rotted food; feces; mud and dirt; garbage piled inside the house; children malnourished and COVERED with head and body lice). the sibling group and the baby who passed away were considered two separate cases. parents facing criminal trial proceedings and mom gives birth again. you would think they would step in and take the baby at birth…nope, she’s considered a separate case from sib group and fatality. had to wait until something happens to her…at 7 months they bring her to me with scabies and catatonic. alot more to the story but it takes so long to explain.
    anyway, with this mom…she’s now neglected the baby so maybe they can remove her and work towards termination (which can take forever because regardless of what anti-dcs people say on here…they don’t just step in and grab your kid and give them to someone else to adopt…it’s a long procedure of reunification attempts before they tpr.)

  • karen

    same in my county…example: i received a sibling group because parents let the infant die and house was filthy (the whole scenario you see on here…rotted food; feces; mud and dirt; garbage piled inside the house; children malnourished and COVERED with head and body lice). the sibling group and the baby who passed away were considered two separate cases. parents facing criminal trial proceedings and mom gives birth again. you would think they would step in and take the baby at birth…nope, she’s considered a separate case from sib group and fatality. had to wait until something happens to her…at 7 months they bring her to me with scabies and catatonic. alot more to the story but it takes so long to explain.
    anyway, with this mom…she’s now neglected the baby so maybe they can remove her and work towards termination (which can take forever because regardless of what anti-dcs people say on here…they don’t just step in and grab your kid and give them to someone else to adopt…it’s a long procedure of reunification attempts before they tpr.)

  • LIsa

    We can only hope that she has a flash of good sense and gives her child up for adoption.

  • LIsa

    We can only hope that she has a flash of good sense and gives her child up for adoption.

  • Kathy

    I think the bottle was a vodka bottle or we’d have heard in the news that it was a baby bottle. As a foster parent, I can assure you that a parent who has children removed and rights terminated once can still have more children and keep them. Trust me. Seems crazy. Regardless, this mom will lose her kid at first… she’ll get an improvement plan. And, if she goes to parenting classes and pretends to put forth half an effort, we’ll read about the next time she’s found drunk in a yard with a stroller. Hopefully the baby will be safe the next time, too.

  • Kathy

    I think the bottle was a vodka bottle or we’d have heard in the news that it was a baby bottle. As a foster parent, I can assure you that a parent who has children removed and rights terminated once can still have more children and keep them. Trust me. Seems crazy. Regardless, this mom will lose her kid at first… she’ll get an improvement plan. And, if she goes to parenting classes and pretends to put forth half an effort, we’ll read about the next time she’s found drunk in a yard with a stroller. Hopefully the baby will be safe the next time, too.

  • Angel

    Too bad the walking womb didn’t die from exposure, herself. I guess she had her ‘spirits’ to keep her warm…

    Tag, you’re it. ;-P

  • Angel

    Too bad the walking womb didn’t die from exposure, herself. I guess she had her ‘spirits’ to keep her warm…

    Tag, you’re it. ;-P

  • LIsa

    Good Morning, Angel! We are playing post tag :)

    I wonder about her giving the baby something to “quiet her down,” too. That just happens way too often with substance abusers. This wretch is very very very lucky that someone saw her drunken ass and called the cops. Had no one seen her, that poor child might have died from exposure. Then she would be charged with murder. She’s one damn lucky wretch.

  • LIsa

    Good Morning, Angel! We are playing post tag :)

    I wonder about her giving the baby something to “quiet her down,” too. That just happens way too often with substance abusers. This wretch is very very very lucky that someone saw her drunken ass and called the cops. Had no one seen her, that poor child might have died from exposure. Then she would be charged with murder. She’s one damn lucky wretch.

  • Angel

    This is the part I have to ask about:

    “an officer found a baby stroller against a garage on Burroughs Street and in the stroller was a half empty bottle of cherry vodka.”

    Was it actually a ‘bottle of cherry vodka’, or was it a BABY BOTTLE with cherry vodka in it that was half empty? The way that sentence is written, it could mean either. After all, if she was going to be irresponsible enough to take her inappropriately dressed baby out in the cold, and drink herself unconscious, what’s to negate the possibility of her ‘sharing’ with the child to put her to sleep, so she wouldn’t interrupt mom’s ‘party time’? Just a thought….

    Also, I agree with Lisa – if she already had one child taken, then why in the name of all that’s holy would she have been allowed to keep a new baby under her roof? Stupidity, ineptitude, carelessness, laziness……..grrrrrrr

  • Angel

    This is the part I have to ask about:

    “an officer found a baby stroller against a garage on Burroughs Street and in the stroller was a half empty bottle of cherry vodka.”

    Was it actually a ‘bottle of cherry vodka’, or was it a BABY BOTTLE with cherry vodka in it that was half empty? The way that sentence is written, it could mean either. After all, if she was going to be irresponsible enough to take her inappropriately dressed baby out in the cold, and drink herself unconscious, what’s to negate the possibility of her ‘sharing’ with the child to put her to sleep, so she wouldn’t interrupt mom’s ‘party time’? Just a thought….

    Also, I agree with Lisa – if she already had one child taken, then why in the name of all that’s holy would she have been allowed to keep a new baby under her roof? Stupidity, ineptitude, carelessness, laziness……..grrrrrrr

  • LIsa

    I am about to go through this computer and give this so-called mother some sweet justice! ARRRGGGHHHH! This part of the story just totally galls me…

    “Court records show Hampton’s parental rights to a 5-year-old son were terminated in 2007 after her conviction for neglect resulting in bodily injury. Those charges stem from an incident in April 2005. She was sentenced to four years. About one year of that was ordered to be spent in jail, the remainder probation.”

    She already proved once that she was incapable of mothering her own offspring. Did jail time! The thought of that little babe crawling around incompetent boob of an egg donor tears me up.

  • LIsa

    I am about to go through this computer and give this so-called mother some sweet justice! ARRRGGGHHHH! This part of the story just totally galls me…

    “Court records show Hampton’s parental rights to a 5-year-old son were terminated in 2007 after her conviction for neglect resulting in bodily injury. Those charges stem from an incident in April 2005. She was sentenced to four years. About one year of that was ordered to be spent in jail, the remainder probation.”

    She already proved once that she was incapable of mothering her own offspring. Did jail time! The thought of that little babe crawling around incompetent boob of an egg donor tears me up.