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Texas mom abandons child at skating rink for hours so she could smoke crack: police

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 11/26/2020 Nelson Oliveira

A Texas mom is facing criminal charges after leaving her 9-year-old son alone at a skating rink so she could use drugs in her car, police said.

An employee at Champions Roller Rink in the Houston-area city of Katy told police he was closing the business shortly before midnight last Friday when he found the child sitting outside.

Surveillance footage from the area revealed the boy had been left unattended for about four hours, Harris County officials said in a news release.

Officers searched the area and found the mother sitting in a car parked nearby. The woman, identified as 39-year-old Jennifer Frenchmeyer, was initially unconscious, but she eventually woke up and “was observed to have slurred speech and blood shot eyes,” according to the release.

a close up of a woman: Jennifer Frenchmeyer © Provided by New York Daily News Jennifer Frenchmeyer

Jennifer Frenchmeyer

The suspect admitted to using crack cocaine and was also found with marijuana on her, authorities said.

She was arrested and charged with child abandonment with intent to return. Child Protective Services were called to the scene and the boy was released to another family member.


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