Then there are these guys.
While these men aren't the worst grandfathers on the planet, these men certainly are far from stereotypical kindly gentlemen with hard candies in their pockets. There are also grandfathers who have done much worse things to their grandchildren. Those men deserve a place in jail and not on this list.
1A Grandfather Takes his Grandsons on a Grueling Hike
Carlson thought his three grandsons, ages 8, 9 and 12, were too fat and took them on a hike through the Grand Canyon to help them shed a few pounds. The excurison turned out to be more like a death march than a peaceful hike.
On August 28, 2012 the boys were forced to hike for 19 miles. It was a blistering hot day and another man on a different trail had died from heat exposure. Carlson forced the boys to walk then run, and gave them a bit of water, but then whipped them with a t-shirt to make them go faster. One of the boys vomited and fell down with cramps from dehydration. Luckily, a park ranger saw them and intervened.
Carlson was charged with six counts of child abuse. In court, his three grandsons testified against him and he was convicted on three counts. He was sentenced to 27 months in prison.
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2A Grandfather Takes the Wrong Kid out of School for a Doctor's Appointment
It turns out the school had released the wrong girl to the grandfather and he was unaware that the girl was not his granddaughter. Strangely, the girl who went to the doctor's had the same name as the man's granddaughter and they were in the same class. The school was forced to review their policies and procedures after the mix-up.
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3A Grandfather Ditches his Grandchild for a Burrito
The family, meanwhile, conducted their own search for Moreno and the toddler. At about 1:00 am they found him alone in a taco shop eating a burrito. He appeared to be high. The mother called the police in a panic, and luckily they had already found the child.
Moreno was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and public intoxication.
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4Grandfather Helps Toddler Smoke Weed
On December 5, 2013, 54-year-old Don Baker was hanging out with his 17-year-old daughter, Jessica Kelsey, her 18-year-old husband, George, and his grandchildren in their Chautauqua County apartment. At some point, Baker packed a pipe for his 23-month-old grandchild, then lit it and encouraged the toddler to take a hit.
Baker and the Kelsey were arrested and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. The toddler and a sibling were taken out of the home and put in Child Protective Services.
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5A Grandfather Drives Drunk with a Beer in his Hand and a Baby in his Lap
Fred Campbell was driving with his 2-year-old grandson on his lap. He already had about “six or seven beers” and in the cup holder there was a full cold beer. When Campbell was pulled over by the police, he stepped out of the car carrying the child.
Campbell blew 0.13 (one and a half times the legal limit in Tennessee) and failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested and pled guilty to DUI and Reckless Endangerment of a Child. He got a one-year sentence, and had 10 months left on parole stemming from an earlier murder conviction. (Source | Photo)
6A Grandfather Kidnaps his Newborn Grandchild to Sell on Facebook
was stillborn, but he sold the baby for about $830 (USD) to a nurse, who then ressold it to a lab assistant for $5,500 (USD). The baby changed hands again on Facebook and was sold to a businessman who paid $15,000 (USD) it.
The police were alerted and five people, including the child's grandfather, were arrested. The police also recovered the baby from the businessman's home.
7Grandfather Loses Toddler While Getting Drunk With His Friends
After she left, Chauncey locked the front door and left the boy sleeping in the living room. He then went out back to drink with his friends. When he returned, he found the door open at the front of the house. He thought the place had been broken into, but didn't go in to check on the boy nor did he contact police about the possible robbery.
The police however, weren't far away; they were with his grandson, who had gotten out of the house and wandered about two miles. The police followed directions based on what the boy knew and soon found Lewis, drunk, in front of his house with two friends. When they asked him who his wife was he said “give me a minute," paused and only then gave the right name.
Chauncey was immediately arrested for neglect. (Source 1 | Source 2)
8Grandfather Beats up Grandchildren and their Grandmother Over a Prank
Whatever it was, he was pissed off when he woke up on February 13, 2011, and found his mouth was full of peanut butter. His grandchildren, 13, 9 and 7, thought it would be funny to put the peanut butter in his mouth, however, they thought wrong. Baldwin slapped all three children and his wife. Although no one was seriously hurt, Baldwin was still arrested and charged with four counts of assault.
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9A Grandfather Tries to Smuggle Drugs into Prison for Grandson
Authorities at the prison were tipped off, and Heritz admitted he was smuggling the weed in for his grandson who was doing time for burglary. He was arrested and could face up to 7 years in prison and be fined up to $15,000.