Drunk Surprise Mom Leaves Two Kids in Car While Partying in Tempe; Kids Found Wandering Busy Street at 5 a.m.

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There's a new candidate for mother of the year: 25-year-old Vanessa Tsinajinnie.

With an open bottle of Southern Comfort in the car, Tsinajinnie drove her two daughters -- ages 2 and 4 -- from Surprise to Mesa and finally to Tempe on Sunday night so she could "have a good time" at an apartment party. The children apparently weren't invited -- so she left them in the car as she partied into the early hours of the morning.

The kids were found wandering northbound on Priest Road near the apartment complex about 5 a.m. Monday after a passerby saw them and called police.

When Tempe police brought the children back to the apartment complex at 737 South Priest Drive, Tsinajinnie was found drunk and wandering around the parking lot looking for her girls.


According to court documents obtained by New Times, when questioned by police, Tsinajinnie said she got to the party about 2 a.m., which police determined was a lie.

Witnesses at the party told detectives Tsinajinnie had arrived at the party about 10:30 p.m. the night before, which means the kids were alone in the car for over five hours.

When informed that leaving her kids in a car in a parking lot while she got drunk inside an apartment wasn't a great idea because the kids could potentially find their way to a busy road, Tsinajinnie told police, "Yeah, but they were asleep."

The car was unlocked with the windows rolled a third of the way down and the keys were on the passenger seat, so wandering onto a busy street is probably one of the better outcomes to the situation when you consider what could have happened -- for example, they could have been kidnapped by a pervert, or managed to start the car.

Tsinajinnie, who already has a suspended license for a prior DUI conviction, was booked on two counts of child abuse. The children have been placed in the custody of their aunt.


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Jeffkreager
Jeffkreager

And you can follow her on twitter too!  @JumpyNessa:twitter 

Evalleyguy
Evalleyguy

 I believe she should have a second chance after she sobers up and can prove she's capable to resume duties as a "good" parent.  and after she serves her time for being and idiot.

WAVY GRAVY
WAVY GRAVY

I used to  trip on LSD and Smoke Grass  around my kids back in the mid 1960s and they grew up fine at the hog farm hippie commune near Taos New Mexico and were never hurt or neglected. one is in the Army for 22 years now and the other is an Attorney. 1960s Hippies make the best parents. they were also at Woodstock in 1969 when they were young. check me out at www.wavygravy.com. PEACE AND LOVE, WAVY GRAVY LAYTONVILLE CALIFORNIA.

BJ
BJ

This woman does not need to have these children. As a retired police officer, this was diffenately a good out come but, why give the kids back to her, next we could read in the paper that these children are found dead in some parking lot, sexually abused or tortured. There are some very sick people out there and it could happen...Someone needs to protect these children. 

Mudduck
Mudduck

 Some people are too stupid to raise children.

Mother of the Year candidate here falls into that category.

This will not end well for the kids.

5  Hour Energy Rage
5 Hour Energy Rage

1960s white blues singer  Janis Joplin from Texas drank southern comfort often and she never did shit like this. well she did died years later die of a heroin OD so she was kind of OK i guess.. but she never hurt kids.

5 Hour Energy Rage
5 Hour Energy Rage

typical uneducated welfare poor trash female who needs to use birth control and to stop breeding unwanted children.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Take her kids away from her and never give them back.... 

Wonder Warthog
Wonder Warthog

 You being an ex cop who we all know we can trust 100% and you also being a perfect saint should adopt them and give them the good suburban life they deserve.

GUINEA
GUINEA

. im a  Retired  South Bronx NYC street crimes cop and I believe in a 2nd chance.

Keith Wareagle
Keith Wareagle

 HUMANS ARE ALL WORTHLESS. look at our world today. we all hate each other and all we do is fight and kill each other.

Leo
Leo

 now days that is the truth. we live in a desperately lonely multi colored uneducated trash human society anymore. all the men  do is shoot  their sperm into a sluty sexually loose broads pussy and all she does is spread  her legs for many men. years later comes the child abuse. we live in a real nice world huh?

5 Hour Energy Rage
5 Hour Energy Rage

 EASY THERE BIG FELLA! what about forgiveness that the bible teaches us about? or a 2nd chance like ex cons get?

Samkree
Samkree

TERMINATE---HER     Its in our nature to destroy ourselfs

bigriggs
bigriggs

Pass, people like this don't deserve a second chance. It's most likely the best thing for the kids anyway. 

bigriggs
bigriggs

What happens next time to these kids? Do you want that possibility out there? I sure don't. She had her chance and screwed it up. Selfish stupidity on her part. What kind of environment will these kids be in if she retains them? Obviously a hell hole of a life. Nobody in my family has ever been arrested or spent time in prison. 

Aryan Brotherhood
Aryan Brotherhood

 its obvious that you or your kids if you have any have never been to jail or prison. if you or they had you would believe in a 2nd chance.

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