Memorial Day Weekend is one of America’s favorite R&R celebrations but Kionna Moret of Suffolk, Virginia is being accused of seriously having her priorities as a mother totally screwed up.
The 27-year-old was recently arrested on child endangerment charges after she left her eight-year-old son home alone while she jetted to South Carolina for Black Biker Weekend, leaving him with just corned beef and pizza to fulfill his nutritional needs.
Kionna Moret, 27, is now facing charges of child neglect and child endangerment after someone called police to report her son being left to fend for himself Saturday.
“To leave an eight-year-old on their own for a weekend and go two states away to me is just mind blowing,” said the woman who filed the police report.
The woman wished to remain anonymous to protect her family, but she said her teenage child was outside kicking a ball around Saturday afternoon when the young boy came outside to play.
She said the boy later told her son he was left home for the weekend by his mother who went to South Carolina for the holiday weekend.
The woman told WAVY.com she called authorities around 5 p.m. Saturday after talking with the boy herself.
“I looked over at him and said, ‘Hey, is your mom home? I need to talk to her.’ He got very hesitant and I said again, ‘I need to talk to your mother. Is she home?’ He hesitated again and he said ‘no.””
According to the woman, the eight-year-old then told her his mother wasn’t planning to come home to Suffolk until Monday.
“I said, ‘Monday?’ and I said, ‘Who is staying with you?’ He said, ‘Nobody, I’m home alone.’ And then I said, ‘You’re home by yourself?’ He said, ‘Yes, my mom said I was old enough because I took Taekwondo.’”
She said the boy told her he had pre-made corned beef hash and pizza for food along with a cell phone to check in with his mom every hour. The boy told her he was to keep her travels a secret.
“He said his mother had told him that she would spank him until he could not sit down if he told anybody,” said the woman.
“Mama gotta have a life too!” © Baby Boy
Photo: Suffolk Police Department