Tree Decorating Mom Refuses to Pick Up Kids from Library, Police Called
A Farmington Community Library staff person called police after the woman refused to pick up her children, ages 12 and 15.
A Farmington Hills Police officer picked up two children, ages 12 and 15, from the Farmington Community Library Main Library at 6:18 p.m. Saturday, after their mother told them she would not come to get them.
According to the report, the 45-year-old Farmington Hills woman told a dispatcher that she wouldn't pick up the children because she was busy decorating a Christmas tree at their grandmother's home in Southfield. While the children walked to the library, neither was wearing a jacket, and library staff would not let them walk home. The report noted temperatures had fallen below freezing.
The children were taken to Farmington Hills Police headquarters at 11 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads. The officer spoke to their mother, who said she was upset that the children called for a ride seven minutes before the library closed. The report indicated the officer told the mother when she picked up the children that a report would be filed.