As reported by Chron.com, a couple from Texas was arrested after allegedly leaving their 11-year-old daughter at home and traveling to Michigan to see a Godflesh concert. 48-year-old John Guerrero and 39-year-old Virginia Yearnd were taken in on Monday, August 27.
According to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, the two of them went to the concert in Detroit on Wednesday, August 22, and left their daughter at home. The girl’s great aunt alerted the police after she called the child and realized she’s home alone. The authorities visited their home and found the 11-year-old girl trying to cook by herself.
According to the couple, Yearnd’s sister was asked to check up on the daughter while they were away but failed to do so. The child’s parents are charged with second-degree felony child endangerment and could face up to 20 years in prison.