Skip to main content

Charges: Mother found drunk and passed out on her child, another left outside in cold

  • Author:
  • Updated:

A mother from Minnesota has been charged after police found her drunk and passed out on top of her 19-month old child.

Alyssa Ann Rangel, 25, has been charged with child endangerment in Ramsey County District Court, KARE 11 reports, after police say she was found slumped on top of her toddler's stroller inside her Maplewood home, while her 7-month child was left outside in the cold in another stroller.

Neither child was harmed in the incident on Nov. 9, when the outside temperature was 35 degrees.

According to the charges, Rangel gave a blood-alcohol reading of 0.307 – almost four times the legal limit to drive in Minnesota – the Pioneer Press reports.

The newspaper says that Rangel had denied drinking alcohol, but police found her speech slurred, she couldn't stand and had difficult answering questions.

She told a child protection worker that she had planned to take her kids for a walk.

Police also noticed that she had blood on her hands, WCCO reports, which she had difficulty explaining when questioned by police.

The TV station said that police had to extricate her 19-month-old child from beneath Rangel's unconscious body when she was found, noting that the toddler was only partly clothed, and was without pants or a diaper.

The Pioneer Press says that Rangel is next due in court on Jan. 27, and that records do not show whether she has an attorney.

Next Up


Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 4.32.58 PM

Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

CPAP masks

2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.


No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 11.03.12 AM

Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

US Navy Flickr - COVID hospital PPE nurse

Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.


Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.

Kim Crockett

GOP candidate Kim Crockett won't commit to accepting election result

Crockett has been a proponent of conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election.


Charges: Mom found drunk on sidewalk had left kids at home

Her children, aged 4 and 7, were found asleep in their bedroom.