It’s been a pretty up and down week for the pastry you hate to love, the Doughnut. A Minor League Baseball Team changed the cruller game forever by putting a hot dog in a Krispy Kreme donut, but then it was revealed that Dunkin’ Donuts is removing a chemical compound from their powdered sugar that can also be found in paint and sunscreen. Suffice to say, it’s been a rough week for Homer Simpson’s favorite pastry.
Now, we’ve got a case where a mother actually left her five-month-old baby inside of a doughnut shop and didn’t realize it until they were ten miles away at, you guessed it, another doughnut shop, because the first doughnut shop didn’t have the particular kind of doughnut they were looking for. I’d say that the biggest surprise for me is that this story took place in Southern California, and not Central Florida.
A South California woman and her cousin were on a mission to look for a specific doughnut when they arrived at Golden Donuts in National City, CA, a town about five miles south of San Diego, on Wednesday, with the five-month-old baby in tow. But when the shop didn’t have the doughnut they were looking for, they dipped — sans baby. A store employee found the poor, forgotten child.
“I thought she took the baby,” said the employee. “And then a customer told me, ‘Oh the baby on the table.’ And then I look around. She was already gone.”
The employee called 911, and upon arriving at Yum Yum Donuts in Spring Valley, CA, they realized, in the most terrible 90’s sitcom-y way possible, that the baby was missing. Can’t you just picture Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen or Patrick Duffy saying, “Gosh, the baby is so quiet. So peaceful…” [Turns Around] “JIMMINY JILLICKERS, WE DON’T HAVE THE BABY!” In fact, this sounds a lot like an episode of Step By Step.
The Mother Of The Year candidate rushed back over to Golden Donuts, where the police gave her back her baby without arresting or citing the woman. The mother said that she and the cousin were confused about who was watching the baby; again, sounds like a sub-plot from one of the bad Full House seasons. “I thought you were watching Michelle!” “No, I thought YOU were watching Michelle! Michelle, there you are!” “You got it, dude!”
Some people just shouldn’t be allowed to breed. I hope they at least got some proper doughnuts out of this, though..
[via NBC San Diego]