A California mom ended her trip to McDonald’s in handcuffs.
Farris Martin, 39, was busted after she left her 9-year-old and 4-year-old in the bushes in 44-degree weather as she ate inside, CBS Sacramento reported.
Police came to the scene after a good Samaritan, David Hernandez, saw the children waiting outside the Sacramento restaurant by themselves more than 30 minutes.
“Huddled up real close together, teeth chattering, just totally freezing,” he told the TV station.
Hernandez, who said he is also homeless, called police who came and put the children in their warm patrol car — and waited for their mom to return from dinner.
Martin, who was reportedly intoxicated, was arrested and charged with endangering the life or health of a child.
Hernandez, meanwhile, said he was just glad the kids seemed to be on the mend.
“I was just really happy and relieved when the police called me back up and told me that the kids were okay,” he said.
I feel sorry for those kids. I can only imagine the things they have seen and been through already. They are being raised by someone who isn’t in her right mind. I also feel sorry for the mother; I just wonder what is going on in her life? What is allowing her to let herself go this way? Why didn’t she know this was a horrible idea?
Life will beat the shit out of you — if you let it.