DM – A grandmother has been arrested after she forced two children who were making too much noise at a sleepover at her house to walk home alone at 4.30 a.m. Barbara Aiello, 71, has been charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor after she made the boys, aged 11 and 10, walk home in freezing temperatures on Sunday so she could get some sleep. Aiello said she did not have telephone numbers for the boys’ parents, who live in the same complex as she does in Middletown, Connecticut, and ‘did not think’ to drive them home. She said the boys, who she thought were 12 or 13, were being very rowdy – to the point that things were falling from shelves in other rooms. The noise continued even though she asked them to stop. ‘I said you you and you out. Everybody out,’ Aiello, who has been raising her 14-year-old grandson Christopher since his father died last year, told NBC Connecticut. ‘I opened the door. Not thinking. Not realising the time. I was angry and said “go home”.’ She added that she was feeling stressed as her husband is in intensive care at Middlesex Hospital following a stroke. The boys walked down the hill from Aiello’s home and arrived at their own houses safely. Police said the temperature at the time was a biting 23 degrees. At 8.30 a.m. the next morning, one of the boys’ parents woke to unexpectedly find her son home. She alerted the police, who arrested Aiello. She was handcuffed, fingerprinted, photographed and left sitting in a cell, she told NBC. ‘I felt like I had murdered somebody. That’s how I was treated,’ she said.


Not sure who I hate more here. These little shit kids who were destroying an old ladies house at 4:30 am and not shutting the fuck up, or the parents of those little shit kids who called the cops when they found them at home safely. Oh look, here is my kid, safe and sound, not a scratch on him…better get police involved. I think that grandmother who’s raising her grandson and has a dying husband needs to get arrested. That’s just how parents in this country are right now. Nobody’s kid is ever in the wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. Little brats won’t shut the fuck up at 4:30 am? Have no discipline, manners or respect? Oh but that’s not the point of this story. The point is that an old lady made them walk thirty seconds to their own bed. What a monster! Better make her the villain or people might find out what shitty parents we are. Maybe next time those kids are knocking shit off the shelves at somebody else’s house they’ll remember what 23 degrees in the middle of the night feels like and change their tune.

PS – Was there anything better as a kid then sleeping at a friend’s house whose parents didn’t give a fuck what you did? It was either your really poor friend or your really rich friend. Either one the parents were just like fuck it, do whatever you want. Legendary nights of Sega and Sour Patch Kids.