Mother Arrested After 3 Children Brave Freezing Cold Walk to Police Station

Mon, March 10, 2014 1:35pm EDT by 10 Comments
Kids Walk Police Station
Courtesy of Farmington PD/Facebook

Katarina Short was arrested by local police after her three small children braved freezing temperatures to walk to the police station and ask for a ride to school.

A young mom left her three kids home alone for over two hours. The oldest, a 5-year-old boy, bundled up his siblings and walked them to the local police station to ask for a ride to school.

Mom Charged With 3 Counts of Child Endangerment

A New Hampshire mom has been charged with three counts of child endangerment and one count of lying to a police officer after her child walked to a police station and asked for a ride to school. Katarina Short, 26, allegedly left her three small children — ages 5, 4, and 1 — home alone for over two hours.

The oldest child reportedly dressed himself and his siblings in winter coats and boots before taking them on a walk to the Farmington Police Station at around 7:30am to ask for a ride to school. Even though the weather showed that it was around zero degrees during their early morning walk, all three children were found in good health after a medical evaluation by paramedics.

Katarina Lied To Police About Babysitter

After police located Katarina and took her into custody, the mother of three lied to police about leaving the kids alone. Katarina reportedly told police that she had called a babysitter to watch the kids while she ran to a Wal-Mart to go food shopping, but the police later found that to not be true.

Later Katarina was ultimately released on a $4,000 personal recognizance bail.

Her three children have been placed into foster care until Katarina’s next hearing, which will be March 18.

Tell us, HollyMoms — What do you think about this neglectful mother? How about her brave son caring for his siblings? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Lauren Cox

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pam harris

Posted at 2:43 PM on March 13, 2014  

Obviously that little boy (the 5 year old) has had a lot of responsibilities on his little shoulders. He knew to dress the little ones warmly, he knew to head to the police station, etc. This surely wasn’t the first time he has been left alone with the other babies to “babysit”. His Mom has got to have some mental problems or substance abuse problems to have left them alone even for a few minutes, they are all so little! Hopefully they will have someone else to care for them while she gets some help.

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liz

Posted at 3:48 PM on March 10, 2014  

I don’t know why they let morron like this women have kids. She’s obviously can’t care for herself. just look at her picture. Poor kids they need to be placed with people who will take care of them. and the mom needs to be on prison.

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Андрей Миньков (@AndreyMinkov)

Posted at 2:46 PM on March 10, 2014  

This brave mother very like Angelina Jolie.

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Damn!

Posted at 7:28 PM on March 10, 2014  

WHAT!!!?????
Like Angelina Jolie
What is that about?

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me

Posted at 2:43 PM on March 10, 2014  

She needs to quit having children she can’t even care for the little ones she has now.It’s a good thing they didn’t freeze to death outside as they walked to the police station.This is a wakeup call for her.

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SunnyAutumnn

Posted at 2:31 PM on March 10, 2014  

ain’t shyt momma. She looks like a heroin addict. Get those kids in a safe, loving environment please.

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whatsweb

Posted at 2:30 PM on March 10, 2014  

Reblogged this on JobisJobs.

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Damn!

Posted at 1:57 PM on March 10, 2014  

It probably would’ve been better for him to go to a close neighbor for help, but he’s five and that is where his little heart led him.
He was so smart to bundle himself and the little ones up.
Great kid, has more brains then the mom & actually wanted to go to school!
I hope she gets her s##t! together.

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destiney

Posted at 2:35 PM on March 10, 2014  

that is so stuped that she would go to jail who would look out of the kids

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Damn!

Posted at 7:25 PM on March 10, 2014  

@Destiney, Foster Care!!!
It’s a damn shame she chose to have those kids but also want the freedom to just up leave when she gets ready.
You got three kids, you can’t just up and go to Walmart and nobody is watching them.
Looking at the mugshot we all can tell she was not at Walmart.
She was most likely at a crack house or somewhere else of that nature.
If she really just had a lapse in judgement and was at Walmart, then she should have no problems convincing the judge to return the kids to her.

 
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