A 16-year-old babysitter says she’s not sure if she did the right thing, after calling the police on the parents of the children she was looking after, when they failed to arrive home on time.
The teenager says she sometimes babysits on weekends, so when her mum’s co-worker needed someone to look after her three children, she was happy to help out.
“I agreed to babysit three kids from 2pm till 8.30pm,” the teen explained. “Because the parents had some party to get to.
“It went okay. But the parents didn’t get back at 8.30pm. At 9pm I tried calling him, but he didn’t pick up. I texted a few times. At 9.30pm I tried calling again. And again at 10pm And 10.30pm.”
By this stage the teen started trying to call her parents – but her dad was at a work dinner and her mum didn’t answer.
“I tried calling the parents of the kids again, but they still weren’t picking up or responding.”
She felt she had no choice, and decided to call the authorities.
“At 11.30ish I called the police, because I didn’t know what else to do. And I was worried something might have happened to the parents too. They came, and around the same time the parents came back. The dad screamed at me, and he’s still very upset.”
She said she’s now unsure if she was in the wrong for calling the police.
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