An intoxicated day care owner from Massachusetts allegedly attacked her husband with a baseball bat while she was in the care of three young children, according to police.
Diane Fenton, 58, is facing a number of charges including three counts of reckless endangerment of a child after she allegedly assaulted her husband at their Walpole home on Sept. 20, WCVB reported.
Fenton’s husband called police that afternoon and said his wife was chasing him with a baseball bat, according to a police report.
He had confronted her after he found her intoxicated while taking care of a 6-month-old, 3-year-old and 4-year-old, according to police.
“This was something no parent wants to experience,” a mother of one of the children in Fenton’s care told the outlet.
“It was an isolated incident that presented no warning signs, and we were unaware of any prior issues. It hasn’t been reflective of our experience with home day cares.”
The children were all inside the home uninjured when police arrived. Fenton had a license to run a day-care business out of the residence.
Fenton’s husband claimed that she abused alcohol and had been violent towards him in the past, allegedly slashing him with a knife a year ago, cops said.
Fenton is scheduled to appear in court in December, WCVB reported. She has been ordered to stay away from her home.
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