Parents of the Year Nominees: They left their kid at Chuck-E-Cheese and found out about it in the evening news
A 3-year-old girl named Harmony was left behind at a Chuck-E-Cheese retaurant in Bel Air, Maryland after going to a birthday party.
The parents assumed separately that she had gone home with other relatives, so they didn't think much when they didn't take her home. When a restaurant manager informed the police that the little girl had been left behind, they cops put the story in the evening news.
At 11PM, the parents realized it when they saw the girl's photo on the news that they realized their mistake. Child Protective Services gave the girl back, since it had been an accident. No charges were expected to be filed.