LI mom leaves kids in the car while she drinks at a bar

Posted at 6:40 PM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-05 18:40:12-04

LONG ISLAND (PIX11)- A Bayshore woman is accused of leaving her four kids in an illegally parked car, while she drank at a bar early Sunday morning.

Authorities say 40-year-old Maria Cepparo went to Momo’s Sports Bar and Grill in Holbrook around 12:15 a.m. While inside boozing, Cepparo left her children in an unheated and unlocked car. The car was also parked in a fire zone.

The children were two six-year-old twin girls, an eight-year-old boy and a thirteen-year-old boy.  To make matters worse, the thirteen-year-old child is autistic.

Cepparo is being charged endangering the welfare of a child.

The kids were released to their grandmother.