Remember how angry you were at that mom yesterday who let her baby roll out of her subway car in its stroller as she engaged in a wig-pulling throw-down with a fellow subway rider? Well, that mom is like the world’s best mom compared to this new contender for our annual POS Parent award (this doesn’t actually exist but should): the Connecticut mom from henceforth dubbed “Cocaine Mom,” Juliette Dunn, 29, of Bridgeport, who was arrested by cops who said she forced her 4-year-old son to chug a 40 and gave her 10-month-old beer and cocaine. Lady, in this case, sharing is not caring.
According to the Connecticut Post, Dunn was at a park with a friend, Lisa Jefferson, when a neighbor complained to cops that she was feeding her kids beer at the playground. When police got close, they found an empty 40-ounce bottle of Steel Reserve next to the boy, and a baby bottle next to the baby that “contained a dark liquid that smelled strongly of an alcohol beverage.”
Witnesses claimed that Dunn’s friend, Lisa Jefferson, had handled the bottle to the 4-year-old and told him to chug it. Adding insult to injury, she called him an alcoholic when he finished it.
Both children were taken to Bridgeport Hospital where police said both the boy and girl tested positive for alcohol and the 10-month-old also had cocaine in her system. While being examined, police said the 4-year-old told a social worker he likes, “Natural Ice beer, Budweiser beer, but didn’t like the taste of Dog-Bite beer.”
The two women were charged on two counts of risk injury to a child and two counts of second-degree assault. Both are being held on $100,000 bonds. Dunn said she couldn’t understand “how her 10-month-old daughter tested positive for cocaine since she doesn’t breast feed her.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 22, 2011