AN UPPER DARBY mother faces criminal charges after leaving her 6-year-old daughter home alone so that she could take a bus to New York City to "de-stress," police said.
Shawn Kersey, 35, is one of two Delaware County women who allegedly left their kids home alone last Friday and didn't return until police began to ask questions.
According to Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood, Kersey left on a bus bound for the Big Apple well before her daughter went to school. At 8 a.m., Kersey allegedly called her little girl and told her to go to the school-bus stop.
Once at school, the girl said something that concerned a teacher, who told an administrator who then contacted Upper Darby police and asked them to check on the girl's well-being at home after classes let out.