Man shatters plate of food near sleeping children

A Sandusky man was arrested on child endangering charges after he shattered a plate of food near his girlfriend’s sleeping sons, police said.
Sandusky Register Staff
Apr 3, 2014


Stephen Patterson, 23, 3200 block W. Monroe St., was charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated and two counts child endangering.

It was about 3 a.m. when Patterson’s girlfriend called police, saying she wanted him out of their Monroe Street house because he was “out of control and scaring the children” according to a Sandusky police report. When officers arrived, they noticed food scattered on her face and in her hair, as well as a shattered plate on the floor.

The woman first said Patterson threw the plate at her, then later said he just tossed it in the air, the report said. The woman’s nose had a scratch, but she maintained the argument never turned physical.

Officers charged Patterson with child endangering because the woman’s 4- and 7-year-old sons were asleep on a mattress nearby. Patterson was taken to the Erie County jail.



Would be baby daddy waited until 3 a.m. to take mom to bed and is disappointed.

It sounds like he will get another chance as she backed off in her statements.

In 9 or 10 months the taxpayers will be paying for their night of reconciliation....


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