Did This Babysitter Go Too Far By Calling The Police On Her Unreliable Client?

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It's not uncommon for parents to be late or forget to call that they'll be late when they know a babysitter is at home. But when one babysitter had enough of her client's tardiness, she threatened to call the police, and she followed through.

Was she wrong to do so? She took the story to the AITA Reddit community to find out people's thoughts and options on the matter.

A 28-year-old babysitter needs extra cash and takes a job, but should she have fazed out a certain family? 🤔

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The babysitter getting fed up with an unreliable client who's never home on time 🤦‍♀️

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The babysitter's unreliable client ruined her day with no warning!

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Babysitter's night out plans were put on hold as her client was late coming home!

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The client promised to come on time, but midnight rolled around and she was still nowhere to be seen

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Babysitter takes extreme action after the client fails to show up

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Babysitter takes matters into her own hands and calls the police when her client is unreliable.

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The babysitter called the police on her client after her texts and calls were ignored.

electronic_professor | electronic_professor

Babysitter calls police on an unreliable client after midnight - tension rises and tempers flare.

electronic_professor | electronic_professor

The babysitter calls the police on the client and launches a DCF investigation — did she go too far?

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The babysitter was asked if her "petty" decision was worth risking her client's kids

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When babysitting goes wrong 😬

When it comes to taking care of someone else's kids, the last thing a babysitter wants to be dealing with is unreliable clients. In this case, one babysitter had enough of her client's tardiness and called the police on her. The babysitter had told the client she would call the police if the client was not home in an hour, and followed through on her threat.

This led to an investigation by the Department of Children and Families and a lot of drama. Now the question is, was it worth it for the babysitter to be so strict? Let's see what the reactions are to this story.

Babysitter calls police on an unreliable client. 🤔

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Single parent red flags 🚩

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Babysitter 🤔 calling the police?

ecto1a2003 | ecto1a2003

🤔 Is the babysitter NTA or YTA?

Wonderingicon626 | Wonderingicon626

NTA: mom's nine-hour absence is not excusable 🤔

nebagram | nebagram

Op is 👍🏻 for calling out a babysitter's unprofessionalism!

Romeejo | Romeejo

Friend 🤔 🤷‍♀️NTA Babysitter 🙅‍♀️ 📞Police 🔒Safety 🤬Mother 🤦‍♀️

JustheBean | JustheBean

Is this babysitter YTA? 🤔

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A situation 🤔 where a mother 💁 was too 🤦‍♀️ petty 🤨 to check her phone 📱

SirEDCaLot | SirEDCaLot

NTA 🚔 💰

mmahowald | mmahowald

NTA: Wake up call for a🤦‍♀️😴

LogSouth2717 | LogSouth2717

NTA: 📞 answering required 🆘

Kellymargaret | Kellymargaret

NTA - Babysitter was in the right 🤔

Agreeable_Reaction29 | Agreeable_Reaction29

NTA! The babysitter did the right thing 💯

FoolMe1nceShameOnU | FoolMe1nceShameOnU

Parents are responsible for their kids' well-being. 🤔

DiamondHeist1970 | DiamondHeist1970

👩‍⚕️ NTA: babysitter calls police on unreliable client 👮‍♀️

kaailer | kaailer

👪 Not the a**hole: Dad deserves custody?

Sweet-Meaning9809 | Sweet-Meaning9809

NTA OP for doing the ➕right thing!

BenSkywalker70 | BenSkywalker70

Mom's 3 am return sparks curiosity

Infamous-Wasabi-9007 | Infamous-Wasabi-9007

NTA: 🤷‍♀️ Who goes too far?

JeepersCreepers74 | JeepersCreepers74

NTA: Consequences of 🤦‍♀️ intentional actions.

Kenndrah | Kenndrah

NTA: Babysitters follow 🔒 daycare rules 🔍

SenorSmacky | SenorSmacky

NTA and AH? 🤔

afk_scorpio66 | afk_scorpio66

Calling the police🚔: right or wrong?

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

NTA🤷‍♂️🤔 Will she lose her kids?

mzpljc | mzpljc

Negligent Mom Gets 🚔 Called On

Nalpona_Freesun | Nalpona_Freesun

Baby-sitting 🤔 and 🤭 strange ethics!

Born_Patient_9024 | Born_Patient_9024

NTA: 👉 Don't ignore your babysitter's calls!

airazaneo | airazaneo

NTA! 🤔 She was 6 hours late and didn't care about the kids?

PeteyKat | PeteyKat

No one should be 👎 for calling the police!

Itschingy26 | Itschingy26

NTA: Babysitter 👮🏻‍♀️ calls police 🚔 on unreliable client 🤔

ButItSaysOnline | ButItSaysOnline

NTA but 🤔😔

screenshothero | screenshothero

Babysitter calls police on unreliable client 🚨

lapsteelguitar | lapsteelguitar

NTA for calling the police 😠

helpwhyamiadinosaur | helpwhyamiadinosaur

NTA: A dose of reality 💡

rustygrunge | rustygrunge

NTA: Babysitter won't lose kids 😌

butt_butt_butt_butt_ | butt_butt_butt_butt_

NTA: You did nothing wrong 🤷‍♀️

DesiArcy | DesiArcy

👩‍👧‍👦 Protecting kids from trauma 🤝

chlodawg95 | chlodawg95

Mama Bear 🐻 defends her cubs 🐻

ditchdiggergirl | ditchdiggergirl

NTA: Babysitter 👍🏼 did the right thing

Special-Attitude-242 | Special-Attitude-242

NTA - no one should abandon kids!

Lucid126 | Lucid126

👮🏽‍♀️🚨 NTA: Reporting irresponsible behavior saves lives


🤦‍♀️ NTA: Don't play games!

jinxdrain | jinxdrain

Don't babysit for free 🤷‍♂️

Tractorfeed1008 | Tractorfeed1008

Prioritizing kids' safety 🤝

Amblonyx | Amblonyx

NTA: Babysitting gone 🚔 wrong 🤔

MorgainofAvalon | MorgainofAvalon

NTA: 🙅‍♀️🚔 Babysitter called the police on unreliable client

TheLoudCanadianGirl | TheLoudCanadianGirl

Babysitter calls 911😱

carolynrose93 | carolynrose93

NTA! 🤬 Don't let bad babysitters get away with it

BlackLotus0991 | BlackLotus0991