This should go without saying, but Home Alone is not a movie which should be emulated.
However, that’s exactly what happened recently in Muncie, Indiana. After finding her two young sons left at home unsupervised, police have placed their mother under arrest. Most peculiar of all is that when the children were discovered by the authorities, they were literally watching the movie Home Alone.
That’s a movie about a young child whose house is burglarized after his family inadvertently leaves him at home. Fortunately, it was the police that found these kids instead of robbers, but now their mother is considered a criminal.
According to the local police, the mother in question says she was unable to secure a babysitter that day for her two sons, aged seven and four. She then took the older boy out of school for the day, tasking him with babysitting his younger brother. The mother then went to work, leaving the two alone, when they were noticed by a neighbor who called the police. When officers arrived, the seven-year-old called an aunt as he’d been instructed to not open the door for anyone. When the aunt arrived to let the officers in, they discovered the unsupervised children coincidentally watching Home Alone. Their mother was then placed under arrest and charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent, and the boys have since been placed with a relative