A babysitter faces criminal charges after the two children she was watching were found running around an apartment building parking lot unsupervised and in their underwear while she was upstairs drunk, according to Middletown police.
According to the arraignment report, officers were called to an apartment complex around 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of two small children running around the parking lot unsupervised. When officers responded, they found one of the children running barefoot through the parking lot wearing only underway. While police were talking to that boy, a second boy came down and said they were brothers and that “Miss Angela,” identified as 40-year-old Angela Ginty, was babysitting.
When officers went upstairs to the children’s apartment and found Ginty sitting in the living room talking on the phone. Officers observed that Ginty had severely slurred speech, glossy eyes and was unstable on her feet.
Ginty denied being drunk but did tell police she drank one glass of wine. Police found a box of Franzia Sunset Blush wine in the fridge, and a cup that smelled of alcohol on the kitchen table.
Officers believed Ginty was intoxicated and had her call the children’s mother to come home from work. According to police, the children were “uncontrollable” by Ginty.
“I observed Juvenile #2 walk out onto the balcony, move a semi-dislodged wrung, and stand with half his body outside the railing,” a responding officer wrote. “I quickly pulled Juvenile #2 back onto the balcony, guided him into the apartment and locked to door to the balcony.”
Ginty was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a child. She was held on a $5,000 bond.