Cops: Mom Left Kids Home Alone Watching Home Alone

Indiana woman charged in very meta crime
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2018 10:00 AM CST
Macaulay Culkin portrays Kevin McCallister in a scene from the family comedy "Home Alone."   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – An Indiana mom left her two small sons home alone with some very appropriate entertainment, reports KWBE. Police responded to a report of unattended children in a Muncie home and found 4- and 7-year-old brothers watching none other than Home Alone. KFOR reports that when cops contacted their mother at work, she told them that she couldn't get a babysitter, so she had the elder brother stay home from school to watch his sibling. She told cops she'd left the boys home alone "previously but rarely." Taylor Joann Cumings, 25, faces two felony charges of neglect of a dependent and was jailed on $10,000 bond. The boys were being looked after by an aunt. (Read more Home Alone stories.)

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