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(Yahoo)   Man in danger of being killed by his girlfriend has his life saved by a car thief   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 21
    More: Scary, car thief, New York City Police Department, girlfriend  
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2013-02-08 10:13:04 AM
considering that she was the last adult in the car, I'd say that whatever consequences fall entirely on her.

and considering that this ended with a somewhat positive outcome, I doubt that any lesson was learned here and she'll likely repeat her actions in the future.
 
2013-02-08 10:21:50 AM

calbert: considering that she was the last adult in the car, I'd say that whatever consequences fall entirely on her.

and considering that this ended with a somewhat positive outcome, I doubt that any lesson was learned here and she'll likely repeat her actions in the future.


It wasn't stated how far she left the car inorder to see the phone, a couple steps or 30 yards, but she would bare any blame if any to be dealt.  Either use the power locks and fob to get back in or lock the doors manually and have a spare key in your wallet to get back in.  I used to use the later when my kids were small.  Here, you can be charged for not being with a running, unlocked car.
 
2013-02-08 10:58:59 AM
Pay phones still exist?
 
2013-02-08 10:59:48 AM
That mission sucks and has a crappy reward.  Enough with the useless GTA addons!
 
2013-02-08 11:03:01 AM
Unattended running car? Are people who do that usually burglars? Cops ticket you for that.
 
2013-02-08 11:03:55 AM

abhorrent1: Pay phones still exist?


This.

A couple of months ago, waiting for a bus, I saw a father explain to his children what a pay phone was. There was an old out of service one near the corner and the kids thought that those were just put there to play with
 
2013-02-08 11:07:08 AM
shopping for a cell phone isn't exactly like running in for a pack of cigarettes.  why on earth couldn't these lazy farks park their car and all go in together?
 
2013-02-08 11:08:59 AM
Why on God's Earth would you leave your baby unattended in an idling car? Seriously. That's not criminal neglect, but it's criminal stupidity.
 
2013-02-08 11:09:29 AM

abhorrent1: Pay phones still exist?


Well, he did have to drive around for 40 minutes unitl he found one.
 
2013-02-08 11:14:54 AM

EatsCrayons: abhorrent1: Pay phones still exist?

Well, he did have to drive around for 40 minutes unitl he found one.


I wonder if he google mapped "pay phone" on his android to find it?
 
2013-02-08 11:52:41 AM
 
2013-02-08 12:02:49 PM

kbronsito: abhorrent1: Pay phones still exist?

This.

A couple of months ago, waiting for a bus, I saw a father explain to his children what a pay phone was. There was an old out of service one near the corner and the kids thought that those were just put there to play with


perfect -
My grand mother lived before Wilbur and Orville and died well after we went to the moon.  We are on the same track.  Though it's lookin' like we're going down hill instead of to the stars.  Too bad.
 
2013-02-08 12:17:42 PM

farkerofDOOM: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/thief-ditches-car-discovering-bab y -backseat-173340918.html?girlfreinddammit

Anyone else catch that oddity in the web address?


That was likely added by the submitter because the article had already been submitted before. Putting in a question mark and some extra text works around that filter... however I thought Fark had fixed that.
 
2013-02-08 01:11:47 PM

Lord Dimwit: Why on God's Earth would you leave your baby unattended in an idling car? Seriously. That's not criminal neglect, but it's criminal stupidity.


There's the whole 'leaving thing', but aside from that an idling car is better than a shut off one - the environmental controls still work with idling, which equals heat in the winter and AC(or at least fans) in the summer.

In this case, it sounds like it wasn't even a minute - she got out, with the car still in sight(if she turned around) and that's when he stole the car.  He must of been getting into the seat almost as soon as she got out of it - if the husband didn't warn her.
 
2013-02-08 01:38:09 PM

Firethorn: Lord Dimwit: Why on God's Earth would you leave your baby unattended in an idling car? Seriously. That's not criminal neglect, but it's criminal stupidity.

There's the whole 'leaving thing', but aside from that an idling car is better than a shut off one - the environmental controls still work with idling, which equals heat in the winter and AC(or at least fans) in the summer.

In this case, it sounds like it wasn't even a minute - she got out, with the car still in sight(if she turned around) and that's when he stole the car.  He must of been getting into the seat almost as soon as she got out of it - if the husband didn't warn her.


but she got out of the car because her husband was inside SHOPPING FOR A CELL PHONE.  while yes, she only left the car for a moment, this was a retarded as all fark way to shop for a cell phone.
 
2013-02-08 02:26:30 PM

Firethorn: Lord Dimwit: Why on God's Earth would you leave your baby unattended in an idling car? Seriously. That's not criminal neglect, but it's criminal stupidity.

There's the whole 'leaving thing', but aside from that an idling car is better than a shut off one - the environmental controls still work with idling, which equals heat in the winter and AC(or at least fans) in the summer.

In this case, it sounds like it wasn't even a minute - she got out, with the car still in sight(if she turned around) and that's when he stole the car.  He must of been getting into the seat almost as soon as she got out of it - if the husband didn't warn her.


Yeah, this is what happened.  I submitted this same headline but accidentally used "wife" instead of girlfriend...I realized right after I hit submit...so I just immedietly re-submitted with the correct headline...and added my frustration to the URL...and now see I spelled it wrong too...sigh
 
2013-02-08 02:27:49 PM
ohgoddammitsomuch...that was suppsoed to be in response to "here to help"

/Failing left and right today...
 
2013-02-08 03:08:27 PM

chairmenmeow47: but she got out of the car because her husband was inside SHOPPING FOR A CELL PHONE.  while yes, she only left the car for a moment, this was a retarded as all fark way to shop for a cell phone.


Thing is, she didn't go into the store!  She went to the store front(car behind her), to see the case the boyfriend was considering.

Now that I've had some time to think about it - I can see a perfectly selfish reason why the thief would drop the kid like a hot potato and call the cops - he's just gone from grand theft auto, to kidnapping of a minor - potentially life in a maximum security prison.

Now, if he DOESN'T make sure the kid gets back to her parents he's going to be having to worry about the amber alert, experts scrutinizing every bit of camera footage, manhunts, etc...  Things they don't bother with for a simple car thief.  If he does what he did, odds are much more likely he'll be back down to simple 'car thief' and they won't look too hard for him.
 
2013-02-08 03:15:56 PM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: suppsoed


And the failtrain continues.

;-p

jk

Hey... at least you got a Green out of it. I'm starting to think I could allow the Admins some sweet hth quad penetration action coupled with the awesomiest of awesome headlines evar and not get satisfaction.

Stupid admins. NO SEXY TIME FOR YOU!
 
2013-02-08 08:30:32 PM
That professional thief might be a more responsible parent to the infant then the mother is.

/Seriously, car thief is smart enough to avoid felony kidnapping charges, while mother leaves infant baby in an running parked car.  Who is more responsible.
 
2013-02-09 12:54:55 AM
Mom was certainly dumb.  Cell phone shopping isn't a 5-minute deal; if it's something you need to have input on, take the baby & go inside.

Also, pay phones totally still exist.  On the poor side of town.  I used a pay phone outside the ghetto grocery store not too long ago to introduce my kids to the concept of a dial tone.  And a phone with a cord on it.  And, well, a pay phone.
 
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