As a young parent it’s easy to get resentful about ‘losing’ your life outside of parenting. No more wild partying or just getting up to go whenever the hell you feel like it. I know, I’ve been there but when you make the choice to become a parent you are taking responsibility for another human life and what you get to do in the free time becomes secondary. Lori Beth & Craig Alan Kovens, both of whom are almost my age, apparently just don’t give a shit about their responsibility as their children (and the police) have found out.
On New Year’s Eve the Kovens put their two sons to bed and started out with a bit of Ney Year cheer, which apparently included Cocaine. We all know how Cocaine helps you make good choices (not!) and this was no exception. The Kovens decided they needed to ring the New Year in right and left their children at home alone to go party with their friends.
Babysitters and Food?
Who needs that shit anyway?
Apparently not the Kovens.
When their 10-year-old son woke up the next morning he found his parents gone. No food, no parents and no clue as to where they had gone. That is a child’s worst nightmare and must have been terrifying. Just for that the Kovens should have their reproductive organs ripped from their body.
The boy did exactly what he should have. He went to a neighbor’s house where they called the police to report his parents missing. Boy, I’ll bet the Kovens were surprised when they finally returned home at 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Day to find the police waiting for them and no children. 24 hours later. What the hell were they thinking?
After being interviewed by police it came out that they Kovens had been drinking and doing cocaine all day long and have both been booked into the Alachua County jail on two counts of Child Neglect and a $10,000 bond. I don’t yet know where the children went but it’s likely that DCF has taken custody.