‘One child called 911 to ask for help with watching YouTube’
Nataliee Kahl, 23, was arrested after authorities said she left her three children home by themselves, in Coralville, Iowa, last week
Kahl’s three children are ages one, three and five years old were left to fend for themselves in themselves for about 40 minutes on Dec 14
Authorities discovered the kids were alone when one called 911 seeking help with watching YouTube videos while her parents were out
Kahl admitted to police she left the kids alone so she could pick up her boyfriend
She faces charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia
Nataliee Kahl seen [photo, in her mugshot], of Coralville, Iowa, was arrested Monday after authorities said she left her three children, aged 1, 3 and 5 home alone for nearly an hour
In 2015, while she was living in Wisconsin, Kahl’s daughter had to be taken to the hospital after Kahl gave her formula that she had unwittingly mixed with vodka.
At the time, Kahl told WISN that then one-and-a-half-year-old baby’s father, Brian Smith, didn’t tell her that he had emptied a water bottle and poured vodka into it. Kahl then poured what she thought was two ounces of water from that bottle into baby formula and fed it to the child.
The baby became sick, requiring hospitalization. The child’s BAC was said to be .284, almost four times the legal limit in adults.
Smith was arrested when he and Kahl got into a fight over whose fault the vodka-baby formula mistake was.
It’s unclear if the baby involved in the 2015 incident was the one who called 911 or if her current boyfriend is one and the same as Smith.