Don't Lag Me Bro: That is farking ridiculous. I know my wife once parked the car in front of the library, walked 30 seconds to drop a book off at the drop bin came outside and some guy was screaming at her like she had been beating our son and was going to call the cops. Drove her to tears.If "leaving your child alone for a few minutes" is a crime, every parent on the planet would be in the slammer. Yes, there is neglect, but I think your are talking on the order of hours, not minutes.
Belias: Nightjars: Its pretty stupid in either case... Opportunistic thieves exist, and chances are, one will happen to be in the right place at the right time while you're running into the 7-11 for a pack of smokes, sooner or later.Drunk drivers exist too. Sooner or later you will be involved in a serious car accident. Is driving around with your children now cause for child abuse charges?There are 100 activities that a child can get into every single day that are far more likely to result in serious harm, than being left in a locked car for a few minutes. This case will be overturned.
Belias: Nightjars: Leaving your car running in a parking lot is practically an open invitation for somebody to steal it. If you disagree, that is fine; feel free to leave your car running while it is unattended.Since it's indicated in the article that the car was locked, the fact that it was running does nothing to encourage theft. You do realize that modern cars with remote ignition can be started from outside with the doors remaining locked, right? Breaking in will not give you the ability to drive the vehicle without the key. The transmission will not engage, the steering wheel will not move, and if you don't insert the key within 30 seconds, the engine shuts...
tlars699: Missicat: I don't know....am I the only one thinking that leaving your car in a mall parking with the engine running is stupid, kid or no kid???Mall/shopping centre? YesStrip Mall with small stores and huge windows? Then, no.
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