Texas couple accused of leaving daughter at home alone while attending Detroit concert
7:26 AM, Aug 28, 2018
11:44 AM, Aug 28, 2018
(WXYZ) - A trip to Detroit landed a Texas couple in hot water with the law.
The couple, John Guerrero and Virginia Yearnd, traveled to Detroit to attend a concert. They are facing charges for allegedly leaving their 11-year-old daughter at home alone while they were in Michigan.
Police say it took them hours to get ahold of the parents, and by the time they called back, they said they were in Louisiana.
It appears that the couple expected the mother's sister to be checking on the girl, but investigators say that didn't happen. Texas law states that child endangerment is when a person intentionally engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 in danger. As a result, the couple is facing charges.
One of their neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said after living next door for more than a year, she didn't think of the couple as bad parents.
"I know them as good parents, very hardworking," she said. "He travels and his job is to set up concerts. I'm sure he was working and not just going to a rock concert."
Part of the problem for investigators was that there were no notes or contact information for the sister who was allegedly supposed to be looking after the daughter.
Right now, the 11-year-old is staying with a neighbor while the parents sort out legal troubles.
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