Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yup, It's Florida

Mirya Royal

Authorities: Mom sang karaoke while kids left home alone
LAND O'LAKES - A mother was arrested Tuesday after authorities said she left her 5- and 7-year-old sons home alone while she sang karaoke at a local bar. Mirya W. Royal, 36, of 2001 Brinson Road, is charged with child neglect and possession of marijuana. She remained in the Land O' Lakes Jail today with bail set at $1,150. Royal was seen singing at Whiskey Willy's Bar on Dale Mabry Highway just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, an arrest report states. A witness went to her home to check on the boys. The 7-year-old opened the door for the witness; the younger boy was wearing a diaper and sleeping in a bed with no sheets or blankets. Deputies found Royal at the bar and drove her home. She said she no longer could handle the boys and wanted them given to the state, according to the report. Investigators said they found 1 gram of marijuana in Royal's purse, along with a glass marijuana pipe and a grinder.

Okay, you got me. What's a "grinder?" Is that some kind of sandwich Mom was luggin' around?  And by the way, what tune was she singing?  How 'bout "I Like Karaoke, Booze And Weed More Than My Kids And Maybe Someday I'll Get Out Of Florida And Be The Next Lady Gaga?"  Great lyrics, and you can dance to it....