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2013-12-12 01:02:22 PM
Jeez lady just take the kid in with you that's what they do around these parts.
 
2013-12-12 01:02:32 PM
If she was shopping in some other store it would be OK?
 
2013-12-12 01:04:06 PM

Begoggle: If she was shopping in some other store it would be OK?


Simpsons did it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odoUzxgH35Y
 
2013-12-12 01:05:08 PM
"You can't do anything, you're off duty,"

//ORLY?
 
2013-12-12 01:05:39 PM
"I'd liquor."


/someone had to say it.
 
2013-12-12 01:08:46 PM
Shopping? Pick your bottle up, swipe your card, and get on your way lady. Its a liqour store, not a wine tasting.
 
2013-12-12 01:11:39 PM
No drive-through window?
 
2013-12-12 01:11:46 PM
I've been know to become quite entranced in liquor stores...
Go in for a bottle of tequila...end up staring at all the choices for 10 minutes...then end up in the cigar humidor for another 10 minutes...
Then I end up looking at scotch.
Buying that one bottle of tequila can take up to 30 minutes...
Especially if you're high.
But don't leave the baby out there the whole time!!!
 
2013-12-12 01:12:19 PM
There's a song by Rev. Horton Heat you must hear. Here's the chorus:

Please don't take the baby to the liquor store
It's not the kind of bottle he's been cryin' for
Take the milk money and walk right out the door
But please don't take the baby to the liquor store
Please don't take the baby to the liquor stor
 
2013-12-12 01:13:14 PM
OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.
 
2013-12-12 01:13:53 PM
i763.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-12 01:16:59 PM
Rule of unintended consequences: outlaw liquor store drive throughs  results  babies being left in cars.

/same thing happened when the banned drive through strip clubs
 
2013-12-12 01:19:12 PM

GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?


Seriously this.

My sister has at times let her children cry themselves to sleep because after checking to see if they need to be fed or changed... Sometimes babies just cry because....

Also, maybe she was in the liquor store because the child wouldn't stop crying, did you ever think about that part of it...

Not defending her in the slightest... but it still shows more forethought than leaving the baby at home on the floor crying.
 
2013-12-12 01:20:32 PM
That chick puts out.
 
2013-12-12 01:22:38 PM

Rawhead Rex: I've been know to become quite entranced in liquor stores...
Go in for a bottle of tequila...end up staring at all the choices for 10 minutes...then end up in the cigar humidor for another 10 minutes...
Then I end up looking at scotch.
Buying that one bottle of tequila can take up to 30 minutes...
Especially if you're high.
But don't leave the baby out there the whole time!!!


Buying bourbon/scotch is always a 10-15 minute process for me.  Check what's on sale, think about what I want, what's left in the home supply, do I need two bottles?, well it IS on sale, ok I need two bottles and this one and that one, no not that one, that one.

/no babbies
 
2013-12-12 01:25:34 PM

ChipNASA: "I'd liquor."


/someone had to say it.


I'd poker
 
2013-12-12 01:27:24 PM
"The deputies said they waited 16 minutes "

So, they just stood around the car for 16 minutes waiting for the mother?  They didn't go into the car and get the kid to make sure she was okay?
 
2013-12-12 01:28:12 PM
This is why I am glad that I have dark tinting for my rear windows.

Stop looking into my car and MYOB.
 
2013-12-12 01:29:06 PM
CSB?

Stopped at the NH state store in Portsmouth once with my friend's 19-year-old girlfriend Sonia and my own three-year-old daughter in tow on the way to Connectthedots; the checkout girl (who looked maybe 17) carded me, then carded Sonia. I said the liquor wasn't for Sonia, it was for me, but state law yadda yadda. So I pointed to the three-year-old and said, "what about her? Don't you need to see her ID too?" That got a stupid stare, so I said, "well what if they go wait in the car and I start again?"

"No, you can't shop here again for 24 hours. State law."

So we went around to the other state store on the other side of the highway. I was buying Bailey's for fark's sake.
 
2013-12-12 01:34:28 PM
Can't bring 'em in the store. Can't leave 'em in the car. Can't leave 'em unattended at home. There's just no pleasing you people.
 
2013-12-12 01:37:58 PM
Should have just asked some nice stranger in the store to watch her kids for a minute.
 
2013-12-12 01:39:44 PM
I live in Ocala, and we have two ABC state run stores.

This particular store is always reorganizing the booze so nothing is ever in the same damn place.

However, dumb ass mom should not have left the baby in the store.  It does have grocery carts you could put the baby in.
 
2013-12-12 01:41:05 PM
And the baby was crying even! For fifteen minutes! Why it could have been kidnapped or anything...

Except for all the adults who stood around making sure absolutely nothing happened to the kid and stuck around to make sure the mother was punished to the fullest extent of the law for notshiat.

Seriously people, we need to get over this thing where we go batshiat because a parent leaves a kid unattended, yes, even in a car, for a short period time.
 
2013-12-12 01:42:54 PM

brigid_fitch: "The deputies said they waited 16 minutes "

So, they just stood around the car for 16 minutes waiting for the mother?  They didn't go into the car and get the kid to make sure she was okay?


Most cars nowadays have these wondrous inventions called "windows" installed in them.  :)

But seriously, they could pretty easily determine if the kid was in some sort of physical distress as opposed to just crying.  I'm assuming that they would not wait all night either, and at some point call "abandonment" and open the car.  Although, 10 minutes would have been my limit.
 
2013-12-12 01:46:21 PM
Who spends 16 minutes in a liquor store "shopping"? Just go in, grab what you need and get out. Was there a line 20 people deep?
 
2013-12-12 01:47:25 PM

GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.


Eh, liquor stores get crazy in the holidays.
 
2013-12-12 01:49:22 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.

Eh, liquor stores get crazy in the holidays.


This store has about six registers and tons of staff.

She probably had to look for the Henny, Hypnotiq, and a bag of pork rinds.
 
2013-12-12 02:01:26 PM
The baby was placed in the custody of the state Department of Children & Families.

Oh for farks sake.  Really?  I am all for protecting children from horrors, but taking her kid away from her for letting the kid stay in a locked car for 16 minutes in safe conditions is not what I would call a dereliction of parental responsibility enough to put the kid in DCF custody.
 
2013-12-12 02:01:32 PM

brigid_fitch: "The deputies said they waited 16 minutes "

So, they just stood around the car for 16 minutes waiting for the mother?  They didn't go into the car and get the kid to make sure she was okay?


Or go into the store and say "who's the stupid asshole?"

They could have taught her a parenting lesson she would vividly remember while simultaneously stopping the child's experience.

Clearly the child wasn't in danger because they stood idly by for the whole 15 minutes.
 
2013-12-12 02:01:58 PM

theflatline: God Is My Co-Pirate: GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.

Eh, liquor stores get crazy in the holidays.

This store has about six registers and tons of staff.

She probably had to look for the Henny, Hypnotiq, and a bag of pork rinds.


...or maybe she was looking for a nice Bordeaux and some Moet et Chandon. Why would you make a gross statement like that?
 
2013-12-12 02:08:10 PM
...while she was inside an ABC liquor store...

So bring the kid inside the store or leave her outside to see the ABC sign? She is obviously a caring mother who wanted to promote her child's literacy by exposing her to the alphabet at an early age, and since the child is only 4 months old, what better way than to start out small rather than the entire overwhelming 26 letters all at once.

I say put her on the education board.
 
2013-12-12 02:09:57 PM
www.slate.com
 
2013-12-12 02:16:14 PM

macadamnut: No drive-through window?


Seriously.

Maybe things have changed since I left Florida, but most of the big liquor stores had a drive through.
 
2013-12-12 02:18:22 PM

theusercomponent: Who spends 16 minutes in a liquor store "shopping"? Just go in, grab what you need and get out


farm2.staticflickr.com

Sometime that takes more than 16 minutes.
 
2013-12-12 02:26:58 PM

Bruce Campbell: The baby was placed in the custody of the state Department of Children & Families.

Oh for farks sake.  Really?  I am all for protecting children from horrors, but taking her kid away from her for letting the kid stay in a locked car for 16 minutes in safe conditions is not what I would call a dereliction of parental responsibility enough to put the kid in DCF custody.


And some people wonder why there are cop haters. On a whim they just screwed this lady. Possible jail time and god knows how much other crap with the All Powerful All Seeing Most Wise DCF.

Not because it was right, but because they could.
 
2013-12-12 02:27:49 PM
I am outraged, OUTRAGED I say, that the powers that be thought it prudent to take her child away for such a minor infraction. This sort of ignorant shiat has got to stop. It's pathetic, shortsighted, and a pretty clear indicator of what is wrong with this country.
 
2013-12-12 02:31:56 PM

GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.


We have carjackings all the time here where kids end up being taken or killed or abandoned somewhere along the road. And IIRC, it takes the average car thief 17 SECONDS to steal your car.

So fark you and all the childless (or should-be-childless) people on here who don't seem to give a rabid fark about their children's health and welfare. Give your kid(s) to people who will give a rat's ass about them.
 
2013-12-12 02:37:23 PM
she could not put the kid in her cart...she needed the room!!
 
2013-12-12 02:37:33 PM
Around here you can't bring children into a liquor store. I'm sure they would give you a pass if it was an infant and you were carrying them. To be honest I don't know what the cutoff age is, I know if they're 4/5 or older they can't come in. Maybe if they're old enough to walk they have to wait in the car.
 
2013-12-12 02:40:48 PM
mama2tnt:
We have carjackings all the time here where kids end up being taken or killed or abandoned somewhere along the road. And IIRC, it takes the average car thief 17 SECONDS to steal your car.

So fark you and all the childless (or should-be-childless) people on here who don't seem to give a rabid fark about their children's health and welfare. Give your kid(s) to people who will give a rat's ass about them.


Well, most people don't live in Oakland so there's that...
 
2013-12-12 02:48:03 PM

mama2tnt: GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.

We have carjackings all the time here where kids end up being taken or killed or abandoned somewhere along the road. And IIRC, it takes the average car thief 17 SECONDS to steal your car.

So fark you and all the childless (or should-be-childless) people on here who don't seem to give a rabid fark about their children's health and welfare. Give your kid(s) to people who will give a rat's ass about them.


Clearly you don't have kids. I don't see any problem with leaving a kid for 5 minutes in a car.  Most car thefts are done nowadays by the car thief taking the keys from you, which perfectly explains why they don't need much time to steal the car.  If someone carjacks you, the location of the kid at that point is almost irrelevant.  They are in as much danger either way.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223414/Car-thieves-steal-mot o rs-just-10-seconds--times-faster-decade-ago-black-Audis-favourite.html

Nobody is smashing car windows and starting cars in less than a minute.  With today's antitheft technology and complicated electrical systems, it is a ridiculous notion.
 
2013-12-12 02:52:26 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: theusercomponent: Who spends 16 minutes in a liquor store "shopping"? Just go in, grab what you need and get out

[farm2.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

Sometime that takes more than 16 minutes.



Naw, judging by the stuff on that counter, you should have been out of there in 5.


/Mad Dog 20/20?
//How many people threw up that night?
 
2013-12-12 02:59:57 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Sin_City_Superhero: theusercomponent: Who spends 16 minutes in a liquor store "shopping"? Just go in, grab what you need and get out

[farm2.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

Sometime that takes more than 16 minutes.


Naw, judging by the stuff on that counter, you should have been out of there in 5.


/Mad Dog 20/20?
//How many people threw up that night?


And he couldn't even bother to get the classic purple flavor?
 
2013-12-12 03:08:04 PM

mama2tnt: GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.

We have carjackings all the time here where kids end up being taken or killed or abandoned somewhere along the road. And IIRC, it takes the average car thief 17 SECONDS to steal your car.

So fark you and all the childless (or should-be-childless) people on here who don't seem to give a rabid fark about their children's health and welfare. Give your kid(s) to people who will give a rat's ass about them.



Seriously?

Look, sometimes, as an adult, you need to get things done, even on days you're responsible for kids.  You have to travel, go to stores, etc.

Where do you draw the line?

If my kid is asleep in her car seat, am I allowed to get gas and then go in the store to pay for it?  Can I buy anything else when I'm there?  What if I need to use the bathroom?  Can I do that with my kid locked in the car?  Or do I need to wake her up and drag her into the gas station bathroom stall with me?


/Don't get me started on the challenges of a dad taking a dump in a mall while out Christmas shopping with a 4-year old daughter.
 
2013-12-12 03:17:49 PM

Bruce Campbell: The baby was placed in the custody of the state Department of Children & Families.

Oh for farks sake.  Really?  I am all for protecting children from horrors, but taking her kid away from her for letting the kid stay in a locked car for 16 minutes in safe conditions is not what I would call a dereliction of parental responsibility enough to put the kid in DCF custody.


She was arrested, kid couldn't go with her to jail.
 
2013-12-12 03:27:44 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: theflatline: God Is My Co-Pirate: GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.

Eh, liquor stores get crazy in the holidays.

This store has about six registers and tons of staff.

She probably had to look for the Henny, Hypnotiq, and a bag of pork rinds.

...or maybe she was looking for a nice Bordeaux and some Moet et Chandon. Why would you make a gross statement like that?


Because I go to that liquor store and I live in the town.  It is pretty white trash ghetto riffic.
 
2013-12-12 03:40:41 PM
Dear bubble wrap parents, your crotch fruit will live 16 minutes without exploding.
FFS mind your own GD biz.
 
2013-12-12 03:50:02 PM
To be fair, it has not been hot down here lately. Kind of nice, actually.
 
2013-12-12 06:53:22 PM

GameSprocket: OK, I'll say it. Leaving a kid in a car for 15 minutes after sundown during comfortable weather is not that big of a deal. She probably wouldn't have been charged if she hadn't been a biatch to the cops. However, 15 minutes to buy booze? Was she trying shiat on, or what?

I have left the little sprockets in the car while I ran in for a quick pee while on a road trip. Back when the kids were in carriers and would just sleep for a good portion of a trip, I did it regularly. I did, however, hurry the hell up. I was in and out as fast as possible.


I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving a kid that young in the car by themselves, but I don't think this is taking-your-kid-away kind of bad. If it were hot and sunny, sure.  I'm sure CPS in Florida have much worse things they could be saving a kid from.
 
2013-12-12 07:08:27 PM
The whole "Removed the kid and given to DFCS" thing is a bit... Extreme.  Here's hoping that she was a repeat offender, prehaps she's been caught being an unfit parent in the past.

Keeve: ...while she was inside an ABC liquor store...

So bring the kid inside the store or leave her outside to see the ABC sign? She is obviously a caring mother who wanted to promote her child's literacy by exposing her to the alphabet at an early age, and since the child is only 4 months old, what better way than to start out small rather than the entire overwhelming 26 letters all at once.

I say put her on the education board.


Considering the educational system of Florida, it might actually be a vast improvement.
 
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