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 care.com. 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.
Philly.com 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.