Mother Parties, Leaves Son with Transients

By Derek Obregon

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Posted January 3, 2014 in Web Only
It’s the start of a new year and this watchdog will be short and sweet because you may still be dealing with some post-party symptoms. You know, that massive headache brought about by having just a little bit too much fun with your friends?

It’s always tough to figure out what to do on New Year’s Eve because there are just so many options. Well, Summer Collras, like many of us over the holidays, wanted to bring in 2014 with a night of boozing it up.

Do you want to party at a friend’s house, go to a bar or maybe drive somewhere special like the biggest party of all, Las Vegas? In my opinion, Vegas is too crowded, bars are hit or miss, so the safe bet is always to go to a friends house where you know everybody already.

You plan out your outfit, call your friends, take a shower and get dressed, but then you remember there is one small detail you forgot to take into account . . . your 10-year-old child! For most, no matter how much prep-work already went into getting ready for the party, I would like to think that you’d call it off and stay at home with your kid. But not for this San Bernardino mother. She went to the party anyways.

Authorities say that the 36-year-old mother called the police at 2:19am to report that she came home and found that her child was missing. After a 14-hour search, deputies found the boy as he was walking home. Apparently, he spent the night at a friend’s house.

It is unclear how the child made it to the friend’s house because after further investigation, police determined the mother did not drop her son off at that friends house. She left the boy with two transients “whom she associates with,” so she should go out on New Year’s Eve, authorities said.

Collras was taken into custody and the boy has been placed in the care of the Department of Children’s Services.

What a way to start out the new year . . .


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