A Baton Rouge mother is behind bars and her three children, all of which are under the age of 9, are in state custody after they were found home alone.
Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department attempted to contact 28-year-old Angelica Minyette Causey but say she didn’t answer her cellphone, only to send a text message moments later.
“Who dis MzJ [heart face] 2 U Biiih [wink face] [kiss face],” was the message they received.
They replied, “This is the police. We have your kids. Call BRPD 4th District at 389-3033.”
At approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday evening officers were dispatched to the location because of an alarm. That is when they located the three children.
“After exhausting all resources trying to make contact with the [mother], [I] transported the children back to 4th District where they were provided food and drinks,” writes the officer in the probable cause report.
The officer says he tried to call the mother on her cell phone. The officer says she sent the text message at roughly 12:33 a.m.
Causey reportedly arrived at 4th District precinct around 2:35 a.m. to pick up her children, and was placed under arrest instead.
During questioning, Causey allegedly admitted to leaving the children alone in the home. The report claims she told the officer she went to move items from her apartment with her friend.
Causey was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with child desertion.
According to prison records Causey is being held on two additional warrants, but no indication is made as to what the charges may be. Her bond has been set at $15,000.