More family values
A married couple leaves their two little sons behind (one has autism), at home alone, while they frolic in Vegas. These loser parents even got a pet sitter for their pups, but didn’t deem their children, ages 9 and 5, worthy of any adult supervision.
Needless to say, this paragon of het family values and upholders of the sanctity of marriage and child-rearing were arrested. (AP):
Jacob Calero, 39, and Michelle De La Vega, 32, were taken into custody as they arrived home on a flight to Oakland. They had left town Friday to celebrate the new year, authorities said.
The couple apparently told 9-year-old Joshua to look after his 5-year-brother, Jason, who is autistic. The children spent one night alone before police found them.
The grandmother, Libbey Holden, said she called police because she had suspected the couple left the children at home in San Ramon, about 35 miles east of San Francisco. “I had big concerns,” Holden said. “These kids are helpless.”
Joshua said his father and stepmother got each other puppies for Christmas, which they brought to De La Vega’s mother to care for before leaving town.
“I thought they loved them more than us,” Joshua told The Associated Press during an interview at his maternal grandmother’s apartment. The children’s mother died in 2003.