Couple to Take Parenting Classes After Leaving Baby at Home Alone

WILMINGTON -- A 10-month-old baby has been temporarily taken away from its parents, after authorities say the couple left the child at home alone while they went out drinking.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Michael Lantz and his 20-year-old wife, Kira Lantz, were riding in a taxi when Michael Lantz became sick. The taxi driver called police. When officers arrived, the couple told them their baby was home alone.

Prosecutors say the two will not face criminal charges yet. The Department of Social Services is requiring them to take parenting classes. If the couple follows all the DSS guidelines, they will receive full custody of their child and no criminal charges will be filed.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer