Nothing surprises me anymore. Two Chicago parents were arrested and charged with child endangerment after they left their 9-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son at home while they jetted to Vegas for two days.
Shanpreta Howard and Antowain Johnson turned themselves in to police on Tuesday, even though they left Chicago on the evening of Wednesday, February 22 — and did not return until Friday afternoon.
While in Vegas, Howard and Johnson visited a storefront chapel where they renewed their vows. They also updated their facebook status frequently with photos and notes about their trip.
Johnson even updated his status at one point to say: “Bout to hit the Strip Club.”
In the days leading up to the trip, Howard posted that she was getting her nails done and was “ready to go n enjoy myself.”
Johnson also commented, saying it would be “Hangover 3.”
According to Mail Online, Their son’s teacher called police when he told her that he and his younger sister were at home alone while their parents were having fun in Nevada.
Police found the children alone in their apartment, and contacted Johnson, who told police he planned to return home to Chicago on February 25.
The children were placed in the care of an aunt.