Cops: Woman left 3-year-old at home during job interview

DULUTH -- Police said a Duluth woman left her 3-year-old daughter home alone because she had a job interview and couldn't find a sitter.

Reshea Danielle Alexander, 36, was arrested Tuesday and charged with reckless conduct. Gwinnett County jail records show she was released the same day on $1,300 bond.

A Duluth police officer was reportedly called to Alexander's apartment on Northwoods Lake Court at about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after a "neighbor heard a small child crying from inside." According to a report written by the officer, he knocked on the door and heard the child respond that she was 3 years old and didn't know where her parents were.

Maintenance personnel arrived shortly thereafter and opened the door. The young girl was found wearing a skirt and nothing else, police said. Officers found her socks and a shirt to wear.

Alexander was reached by phone, police said, and told authorities she had a job interview and "couldn't find anybody to watch her daughter."

"She said before she left that morning, she made her daughter something to eat for breakfast and told her daughter she would be back home soon," the incident report said.

Alexander arrived home about an hour later and was arrested.

A representative from the Department of Family and Child Services decided not to deprive the child, noting that the apartment was clean and the child was fed and clothed properly. The girl was given to a friend of Alexander's while she was taken to jail, police said.


NewsReader 2 years, 11 months ago

Let me get this straight...she could find a friend to look after the child while she went to jail, but not so much for a job interview? LOL, you just can't fix STUPID!


jaycee22 2 years, 11 months ago

To my understanding, she never had an interview & a series of events happened that led up to that day. Of course the media will paint a negative picture for a story & unfortunately there's people that believe everything they see and here.


Motor76 2 years, 11 months ago

Oh..OK. I get it jaycee22. A "series of events" caused this POS to leave a 3 YEAR OLD alone in an apartment and it's the medias fault? That is the kind of logic the POS has too I would bet. I hope the interview at Taco Bell went well.


misterjd 2 years, 7 months ago

To "motor76", Cast a stone if u are above making a wrong decision. This story has changed 55 times & the only fact is that if u nor I was there, we dont know what truly happened. Stop judging & pray for this woman & her child!


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