Couple Held for Ditching Hungry Kids at Italy Pizzeria

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 7:46 AM CDT
Couple Held for Ditching Hungry Kids at Italy Pizzeria
Pizza joint owners finally called the cops.   (Flickr)

A German couple has been detained in Italy for abandoning their three hungry kids at a pizzeria, reports Der Spiegel. The poverty-stricken young parents, found in a forest outside the town of Aosta, said they didn't know what else to do. The parents had left behind their car and a diary that suggested they were considering suicide. The children—ranging in age from 8 months to 2 years—will be sent to their grandparents in Germany, officials said.
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