Grandpa accused of paying homeless woman $20 to watch his grandkid, 7, while he got drunk at bar

A California man was arrested after he allegedly paid a homeless woman $20 to watch his 7-year-old granddaughter while he got drunk at a bar, in accordance to police.

Jason Warren, 54, was flagging down strangers for assist round 7:45 p.m. on Monday night time claiming that his grandkid had been kidnapped for human trafficking, prompting a passerby to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

When deputies arrived, they discovered Warren “highly intoxicated,” in accordance to police. He informed them he’d given an unknown homeless woman $20 to go to a thrift retailer with the woman while he went into the bar 4 hours earlier to drink.

The homeless woman, who the sheriff’s workplace is looking a “guardian angel,” stated she was confused however knew the woman was in good palms.

Jason Warren, 54,
Jason Warren, 54, was arrested for little one endangerment after ditching his granddaughter to go drink in a bar. Fox40
 Lauren Jope
Lauren Jope took the kid to her “camp” for some meals earlier than returning to the car parking zone. Fox40

“I was like, ‘Okay that’s a big thing… you don’t know who I am,’ but I knew that she would be safe with me,” Lauren Jope told

The Sheriff’s Office deployed K9s, helicopters and drone models to monitor down the woman. About a half hour later, Jope returned to the car parking zone after listening to bulletins over the PA system.

Jope confirmed that Warren had paid her the $20 to go to the thrift retailer with the woman. She stated she didn’t assume he was succesful of taking care of his granddaughter due to his drunken state, and took the woman to her “camp” to get some meals.

The woman, who was not in any misery and had no accidents, corroborated Jope’s account.

Police stated Warren was within the bar for 4 hours. Fox40
Jason Warren
Warren was supposed to take care of the woman while her aunt was at work. Fox40

Warren was arrested and charged with felony little one endangerment and was held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on a $75,000 bond.

When requested if he would do it once more, Warren stated “Yes, I would.”

“I didn’t do anything wrong. Everything I did I told God about and I said, ‘It’s your will God, not my will. Let your will be done,” he stated.

The little one’s aunt has full custody of the woman, however she had requested Warren to watch her that day as a result of she had to work.

Warren informed Fox40 that he was fully assured that Jope might take care of his granddaughter, regardless of not understanding the homeless woman.

“She was about 28 to 30 years old,” Warren informed the outlet from jail. “I knew, I could tell by her character that she seemed like a decent person. I trusted her like I would trust my sister or my cousin.”

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