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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    How do you "forget" a baby in a car?
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Happened not far from me recently, too. Mom "forgot" to drop her baby off at day care. Well, toddler. I think child was two. Predictable and sad end to story. I'll try to find a link.


  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Well, if I ever do have kids, at least I know the bar is set pretty high for World's Worst Parent.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Happens around here at least once a year, and this is a place where we've hit at least 110 degrees 32 times this summer. I've got two kids, and I don't get it either.

    A few weeks ago a cop forgot about his police dog at the end of his shift and left him in the car for 14 hours. It was something like 114 degrees that day. The guy was so distraught when he found the dog's body the other officers took his service weapon away.
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    was he prosecuted?
  8. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    There was a story in Missouri recently where two well-respected doctors got mixed up in their morning routine and left their infant child in the car to die. Both doctors thought the other had taken the kid to daycare.

    I've also read where these cases have risen dramatically ever since airbags became commonplace in cars: Now that parents are putting them in the backseat more they tend to forget them. Sort of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.
  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and here in Cincinnati, too. Mom, an assistant principal at a school, left her kid in the car for eight hours. She remembered to take the damned donuts into work, but the kid apparently wasn't that important. Said she forgot. No prosecution. Bullshit.
  10. Cracker

    Cracker Guest

    In the process of happening. Anything that gets media attention, and you can be sure that Sheriff Joe will be up in that. Not that I disagree with it happening... I'm just not sure it would've happened if it hadn't gotten media attention.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Yeah - misdemeanor neglect charge, I think. And I'm with Cracker - don't have a problem with the charge, but the sheriff probably did it just to pose as the swaggering badass.

    Meanwhile this week, someone left a dog outside to die in the heat while they were out of town. Still waiting for the arrest...
  12. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    shouldn't it carry harsher penalty because the dog was a cop?
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