Bay Shore Woman Left 4 Kids in Car Outside Bar, Cops Say

Maria Cepparo
Maria Cepparo

A Bay Shore woman has been accused of leaving her four children, one of them autistic, alone in a vehicle parked in a fire zone while she drank in a Holbrook bar.

Suffolk County Police arrested Maria Cepparo and charged her with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said the 40-year-old woman was in Momo’s Sports Bar and Grill while her 13-year-old son, who is autistic, an 8-year-old son and 6-year-old twin daughters were left in her Ford Focus with no heat and the doors unlocked at 12:15 a.m. Sunday.

Cepparo will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

The four children were released to their grandmother.