Florida mom ditches kids at Waffle House to go drinking at a bar and never returns

From RawStory.com:

A Florida mother was arrested this week after police said that she left her three children at an Augusta Waffle House while she went drinking at a nearby bar. According to the Augusta Chronicle, 38-year-old Rhiannon Gentry’s children — ages 11, 12, and 12 — were found crying in the parking lot of a Waffle House in Richmond County on Monday night.
A waitress reportedly told police that Gentry had left the children there an hour and a half earlier, but she did not leave them with enough money to pay for their food. The waitress said that she observed the children crying on multiple occasions because their mother had not returned to check on them. According to an arrest report, a man saw the children trying to cross a busy road to get to Wild Wings Cafe, where they believed their mother was drinking. The witness said that he found Gentry drinking with two men at the bar.
Gentry later told police that she had only gone to Wild Wings to pay for four drinks that she had earlier in the evening. She also said that one of the children did not belong to her, but she said that she had permission to take the child to dinner.
Gentry was charged with deprivation of a minor.

Cheeseburger shoes??

 

From DListed: This Story Has Everything: Waffle House, Drunken Parking Lot Sex, And Cheeseburger Shoes

 
You could throw the script from The Last Picture Show, a 6-pack of Coca-Cola, and Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. in a blender, and you still wouldn’t have as much American symbolism as there is in this story from The Hairpin (via Loganville-Grayson Patch) :

“A couple was arrested Sunday (Nov. 3) in connection to having sex while drunk in the Waffle House parking lot in Loganville.
According to the Loganville Police report, an officer saw the woman and male engaging in the sexual act in the backseat of a Dodge truck at the 4752 Atlanta Highway establishment around 1:30 a.m. The car smelled strongly of alcohol.
The officer told the couple to get dressed and show him their licenses. While the man immediately put his pants on and complied, the woman simply sat in the passenger’s seat. The officer had to tell her numerous times to put her clothes on, the report says.
But when the female finally got dressed, she attempted to put a cheeseburger on her foot as if it were a sandal.”

She put a cheeseburger. On her foot. As if it were a sandal.
Never have I wanted to be friends with a stranger from the internet so badly. I’m going to spend the next 30 minutes searching hashtags like #CheeseburgerSandal and #PrideOfLoganville on Twitter because I want to invite her to my birthday party. Wearing a cheeseburger as a shoe is next-level bonkers and I, for one, want to see what other varieties of crazy she brings to the table. I could see myself telling other guests: “No, that birthday cake isn’t for eating; it’s for when Charla polishes off that case of beer and I convince her it’s gotten cold enough in here to wear a hat.”
Truth Time: This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of someone wearing a cheeseburger as a shoe. This story may only be funny to myself (send me your address and I’ll write you a personal letter of apology later) but one time a friend and I were walking past McDonald’s and she stepped on a cheeseburger that someone had dropped (unwrapped, otherwise I would have considered eating it. And yes, gross). Her foot made contact with the bun and she slid erratically across the sidewalk and into the crosswalk with a cheeseburger stuck to the bottom of her foot. Then a homeless man laughed at her for slipping and sliding on a McDonald’s cheeseburger which, in retrospect, I think he may have put it there as some kind of post-modern banana peel gag. Or he was expecting her to wear it as a shoe, I have no idea; we’re talking about cheeseburger shoes here.