WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880/AP) – A couple of bucks is the usual reward for teenagers who shovel snow but one local woman’s reward has gotten her in a load of trouble.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

White Plains police arrested Silvia DeLeon, 41, Tuesday evening after she allegedly paid two teens with two bottles of rum for digging her car out of the snow .

Police commissioner David Chong says Deleon shared a bottle of rum with the 17-year-old and 18-year-old boys after they shoveled her driveway. The boys then offered to dig her car out. Chong says she drove them to a liquor store and bought another rum bottle, which they consumed together.

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“My suggestion is it’s much better to just tip these boys,” Chong told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

The party ended when one of the teens’ mothers found the three of them drunk.

Chong says, “This woman should have known better than to be plying them with alcohol.”

DeLeon has been charged with unlawfully dealing with a minor. It wasn’t clear if Deleon had an attorney. There’s no phone listing for a Silvia Deleon.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (33)
  1. lahood says:

    Making way to big deal about this. Boys will be boys. Silvia is still cool in my book. She was not trying to hurt anyone.

  2. Amy says:

    Nick, what a ridiculous assumption. you have laid your misogynistic mindset bare.

  3. Amy says:

    At least they were being “supervised by an adult” while drunk. that’s always a better approach than when they do it in secret.

  4. R says:

    Big Deal 18 used to be the drinking age anyway and sex would of been legal right.

  5. Jeff G says:

    Hey, I’m 45 and my wife made me go outside and shovel snow for hours. Alls I got when I came back inside was “good, now that there’s a clear path to the back, you can take the garbage out!”

    A bottle o rum sure would have worked fine with this middle-aged husband!

    1. MRS. I. UNDERSTAND says:

      @ Jeff G….You sure made me laugh, you are FUNNNY. You made my night.
      I’m gonna make love to my husband tonight like never before. Just to
      show him how much I appreciate the “Jeff” in him.

  6. INJUN says:


  7. frisky francine says:

    she should have given them “happy endings” to go with the rum !!!

  8. Q~P says:

    Well they say a bit of hooch warms a body good in the cold oustide …

  9. marsbars says:

    Classic Silvia, gettin kids drunk since 2010

  10. Vino Gal says:

    Maybe they should go out, be traumatized by war in other countries since they’re 18 and can enlist in the army. GUNS! NOT RUM! Push them to kill people instead of shoveling snow…yeah…that sounds about right

  11. Laura Saiter says:

    ha shut up and drink your gin!

  12. sk says:

    i don’t think its such a big deal. The kids spent alot of hard work and time and strengh helping the lady with her car. The lady may not have anyone else to help her. so she wanted to give soemthing back as graititude. The lady didn’t go to bed with them, or let them drive. Besides, the boys are big enough to make that choice, especially soemoen who is 18..

  13. angel santana says:

    well im going to be honest if you have to deal with cold,snow and a city that cant handle a snowstorm id get drunk too..plus i was drinking a bottle of johnny walker black on the blizzard itself running thru the snow and enjoying myself..had this woman been in canada the teens would be drunk,no arrest and prob intrigued by the hot milf,a great situation all around….

  14. melody says:

    little snitches turned silvia in when they got caught. shame on you kids. no one likes a rat!

  15. Abe Benesch says:

    hey CBS – can you get her mug shot – we want to see if she is a hottie !!!!

  16. MILFalicious says:

    This is the stuff of MILF websites!!

  17. Tess Tickles says:

    Let’s all get together and discuss this over drinks, and when we all get fitshaced we can go plow the streets. Bottoms up!

  18. b. riefston says:

    If she gave me liquor her driveway wouldn’t be the only thing that got plowed

    1. b. riefston says:

      you know, sidewalks and such…..

  19. Fred says:

    Tis the season.

  20. lickity split says:

    lol…… where was Silvia when I was a teenager? damn!!!!

  21. lee lee says:

    i have teenage boys and i would be outraged if someone tried to pay them with alcohol.times are hard enough as it is,without having to deal with teenage alcoholism.

  22. Captain Obvious says:

    Oh that sexy and seductive Silvia. Why not just pay the teens with the experience of a lifetime? The only question from Silvia should have been “all of you together or one at a time”.

  23. the bandid says:

    Nick is right, there is nothing wrong with the old lay trying to get laid

    1. Young and gorgeous... says:

      @ bandid & Nick, I don’t appreciate the two of you calling this 41yr old woman an old hag and old lay.
      What 41yr old women have the two of you seen lately, I’m 41 and I damn sure don’t look like an old hag.

      Watch it….youngsters !

  24. The Good Samaritan says:

    The police had no rght to arrest her. She did not tell the teens to drink the rum.

    she is the victim here.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  25. Schmellma Arss says:

    Why wait until full depression sets in, start sucking down the hooch early in life while mom and dad can still pay the doctor bills. At least they were not paid with cigarettes.

  26. RN says:

    at least it was the good stuff

  27. Jimmy says:

    Maybe it was for medicinal purposes. BTW, nice file photo.

  28. ricntoni says:

    25 yrs ago this would have never even made the news

  29. Nick says:

    Is it so wrong for that old hag to try to get laid?

    1. El Diablito says:

      Its funny nobody else assumed this but if it was a man giving liquor to some young girls that’s what everyone would automatically assume.

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