It annoys me when I hear things like this, that you need a license to fish and drive, but not to have kids... }( }(Feb 14, 10:26 am ET
GREELEY, Colo. (Reuters) - A mother left her six children, aged 6 to 14 years, home alone with food, a credit card and $7 in cash while she took a vacation to Italy with her boyfriend, police say.
The 14-year-old girl was put in charge of the children and was left a list of people to contact in case of an emergency.
"She is somewhere in Italy. We'd like to know where she is," Greeley Police Department Sgt. John Gates said Thursday.
An anonymous caller left a message with police one day after the mother left on Feb. 3, Gates said. The children were placed with two foster families by Weld County Social Services.
The mother, who has not been identified but is believed to be a college student, told the children, five girls and a boy, she would return in two weeks.