A Polish mum was so drunk on a day out at a local lake that she mistook a stranger’s child for her own and cops had to be called to sort the problem out.
The incident took place on the artificial beach created at the Zadebie Reservoir, near the city of Skierniewice, in central Poland Lodz Voivodship when the 32-year-old woman was spending the day with her 41-year-old partner and her two-year-old son.
The couple, who have not been named, went for a swim, leaving the child to play in the sand by the water’s edge.
When the mother returned, she allegedly mistook a stranger’s child that was nearby for her son because she had been drinking too much and began taking care of the wrong kid.
A witness who noticed that she was taking care of the wrong child raised the alarm, which prompted a row with the mother.
Police were eventually called to the scene, noting that the woman was behaving in a vulgar and aggressive way, and they fined her, although it is not clear how much.
The police told local media: “The policemen who arrived at the scene subjected the guardians of the two-year-old to a sobriety test, which showed that they had 2 per mille of alcohol in their body (four times the drink driving limit).”
They added that the officers notified the child’s biological father about the incident, and he came to pick the child up.
The police also notified child protection services about the incident, which could reportedly result in the woman and her partner having their parental rights restricted or even withdrawn completely.
The police also said: “Additionally, the woman may be held criminally liable for exposing her son to loss of life or health, for which she may be imprisoned for up to 5 years.”