Amber Connor, Drunk Mom, Falls Asleep in Parking Lot With 3-Year-Old Daughter

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Awake, for once.
  • Awake, for once.

Oh, Lorain. Every time we go a couple of days without some strange and/or horrific story emerging from your fruitful area, we think things might be getting better.

And then, without fail, we are brought back to reality with a story like this one, about Amber Connor.

Police found Connor drunk and passed out in a parking lot. Her 3-year-old daughter was next to her and when cops approached she said, "Mommy is sleeping."

The Lorain Morning Journal has the sad, sad details:

Officers went to an apartment building at 1120 E. Erie Ave. around 6:54 p.m. where they saw the mother, Amber Connor, lying flat on her back, “passed out” in the parking lot. An empty bottle of vodka was next to her and her daughter was standing nearby, according to the report.

Neighbors had called police because the girl was wandering the parking lot by her mother. The girl was “covered from head to toe in dirt and mulch” and “didn’t appear to have had a bath or been cleaned in some time,” the report stated. Paramedics were able to awaken Connor. Police said Connor was intoxicated to the point she urinated on herself and could not keep her balance. Officers tried to question Connor, but could not understand what she was saying, according to the report. Connor was treated for alcohol poisoning and released from Mercy Regional Medical Center around 10:30 p.m.

Here's to hoping her daughter is taken care of by someone competent.

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