Police: Drunk Oregon grandmother left child outside

May 11, 2013 

— Authorities arrested a Washington County woman accused of being too intoxicated to let her granddaughter inside their apartment.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the 5-year-old girl went to the apartment manager Friday after she couldn’t get inside after returning home from school.

They repeatedly banged on the door before calling sheriff’s deputies.

The deputies knocked for 15 about minutes and got no response despite hearing movement inside.

Deputies eventually entered with a key supplied by the manager and found the 39-year-old grandmother “extremely intoxicated.”

She was charged with criminal mistreatment and child abuse. The child has been placed with a relative.

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