Friday, January 28, 2011

Babysitter Of The Day

Something tells me Grandpa's sitting days are over. From and Willie.

Cops: Drunk grandpa passes out along U.S. 1, stranding baby in stroller

A West Palm Beach man taking his grandson for a stroll Monday was so drunk that he passed out on the pavement along U.S. 1 in Marathon -- with the toddler in the stroller right next to the highway, authorities say.

When deputies arrived after two people called in to report the unattended stroller just after noon, they found Raymond Dascott, 56, lying next to the stroller.

Inside the stroller with the 18-month-old child, says Deputy Becky Herrin from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office: Two cold Keystone Ice beers, which Dascott apparently had just bought from the Tom Thumb store at U.S. 1 and 26th Street.

Dascott was found at U.S. 1 and 25th, just one street up from where he was staying, on 24th Street. When roused, he reportedly told Deputy Bradford Colen he was "resting."

The child's grandmother, who knew Dascott had the boy but didn't know he was drunk, was found and showed up to claim the baby. Herrin didn't have details about the child's parents, but did say the boy's mother "is who called grandma to come to the rescue."

Dascott, whom jail records say is a carpenter, was charged with felony child neglect. He remained in the Monroe County Detention Center on Tuesday with no bond.


  1. I'm not going to judge, but it's really, really hard to NOT judge here. Because I'm 99.9% sure this isn't the first time Gramps has taken a drinky-poo midday.

  2. I'm going to be a grandfather in a few months. Glad to know that the bar isn't set too high for me to NOT be the worst grandfather on the planet.

  3. Ah...such a heartwarming story of family bonding. I guess the baby's mom probably won't put that picture in the baby's scrapbook and label it "A Day Out With Grandpa."

    The found porn picture on the sidebar today is seriously disturbing. HA HA!

  4. I can't begin to tell you how shocked and appalled I am at this. I mean, what's wrong with people today? Have they taken leave of their senses? Keystone Ice beer is seriously nasty.

    Oh, and congratulations Elliott on the soon-to-be grand baby!

  5. Keystone Ice? Do they still make this?

  6. Daisy said...

    Ah...such a heartwarming story of family bonding. I guess the baby's mom probably won't put that picture in the baby's scrapbook and label it "A Day Out With Grandpa."

    Don't count out the old souse just yet. There's a series of family photos with my uncle drunkenly trying to give his nephews and nieces piggyback rides.

    Most of the family claims it's a cute snapshot in time, but to those of us who got hauled around like a sack of potatoes by Uncle Jim, not so cute.

    Especially my cousin Jackie, she still has the scar on her forehead from when Uncle Jim forgot to duck when going through that one door frame.

  7. Congrats, Elliot! You can have a six of Keystone AFTER you get back from the park with junior.

  8. Coors used to have that commercial where Pete Coors promised us fresh beer always because they yanked their brew from the shelves as soon as it expired. Yeah, Pete--then you put Keystone labels on it and ship it right back out. He forgot to mention that part.

  9. Waste not, want not. I've never had Keystone, but if it's worse than Coors, I'll pass.



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