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Drunk nanny: NJ mom finds babysitter passed out drunk next to crying baby

This babysitter didn't seem to value her job all that much.
This babysitter didn't seem to value her job all that much.
Ocean County Department of Corrections

A New Jersey mother returned back home after hiring a new babysitter, and was shocked at what awaited her as she came through the door. Her new nanny was passed out drunk and her young son was wearing a soiled diaper, crying, and sitting close by, per NBC New York on Aug. 2, 2014. Right after, the fled the scene and ended up hitting a fire hydrant with her car.

50-year-old Susan Porfido-Gibson was hired by a New Jersey mom, who found her through the website The mother, who remained unnamed, hired Porfido-Gibson to come to her home in Tom's River and care for her son.

The mother left around 10:00 a.m. one morning and came home about four hours later to find the drunk nanny out cold on the floor. Her son was sitting in a soiled diaper and crying his eyes out. reports that the babysitter woke up suddenly and fled from the scene "stumbling and mumbling unintelligibly."

Minutes later, an officer responded to a crash nearby where a woman in a 2009 Honda Accord that upended a fire hydrant from the ground. Behind the wheel of that vehicle was none other than the drunk nanny herself, Susan Porfido-Gibson.

Police found three empty alcohol bottles in the car and stated that Porfido-Gibson's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

Once taken into custody, Porfido-Gibson was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, driving while intoxicated, possessing alcohol in a motor vehicle, and a number of other traffic offenses. She was being held on $50,000 bail as of Saturday.

Online information shows that Susan Porfido-Gibson ironically also interns as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor at an addiction treatment center in New Jersey.

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