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(Oregon Live)   Man lectures mom who left her 4-year-old in car and threatens to call cops, which might have been noble if he hadn't been carjacking her at the time   (oregonlive.com) divider line
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2021-01-16 9:51:58 PM  
There can't be anything more infuriating than a self righteous criminal. I hope they catch that asshole.
 
2021-01-16 10:44:39 PM  
popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.
 
2021-01-17 2:24:14 AM  
See. Never believe those stories about someone taking the car and kid.
Sure people snatch kids. And sure people steal cars. But. Those two criminals are two different people. The vast majority of the time. Mostly.
 
2021-01-17 2:49:49 AM  

BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.


This kind of tiny-ass store
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2021-01-17 2:52:05 AM  

BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.


It used to be an old-school fast food joint.
 
2021-01-17 3:15:01 AM  

BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.


Doesn't matter.  This isn't the 70s when you left your kids in the car with a window cracked.  These days, that's a case of Bad Babysitting.
 
2021-01-17 3:19:44 AM  
I'm reminded of a story I read 25-30 years ago about an infant or maybe a toddler whose mother ran into a convenience store for just a moment and left her car running. It actually was a crime just to leave your car running like that in Texas even without a child in it. I'm guessing it's still a crime. It is in some other states as well.

The guy who stole her car got caught.  He said he either didn't have money or didn't want to pay for bus fare, I can't remember which.  The child survived after being found in a vacant lot covered in ants where someone found him or her.

The guy in this story almost sounds like a good Samaritan compared to that guy.

I see leaving a car running as an attractive nuisance at the very least.  I've only wanted to go park them properly and the most tempting was an illegally parked brand new Corvette convertible. Is there some anti-theft device that would have kept me from jumping in it and driving off?  It's probably for the best that I didn't try to find out.
 
2021-01-17 3:28:12 AM  

waxbeans: See. Never believe those stories about someone taking the car and kid.
Sure people snatch kids. And sure people steal cars. But. Those two criminals are two different people. The vast majority of the time. Mostly.


Most kids that end up getting snatched this way it's an accident.  They didn't see the kid or whatever, and usually when they do the thieves will drop them off somewhere safe.  Even some of the stone cold psychos know better.  Steal a car, kill a couple people?  Sure, you're gonna get an unpleasant amount of time inside.  Straight up murder a kid?  That's a whole new level of, "You will never see the farking light of day again, asshole."
 
2021-01-17 3:37:18 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: waxbeans: See. Never believe those stories about someone taking the car and kid.
Sure people snatch kids. And sure people steal cars. But. Those two criminals are two different people. The vast majority of the time. Mostly.

Most kids that end up getting snatched this way it's an accident.  They didn't see the kid or whatever, and usually when they do the thieves will drop them off somewhere safe.  Even some of the stone cold psychos know better.  Steal a car, kill a couple people?  Sure, you're gonna get an unpleasant amount of time inside.  Straight up murder a kid?  That's a whole new level of, "You will never see the farking light of day again, asshole."


A car thief and a child abductor have different modes of accomplishing their desired outcome and there's not much overlap.
If your car jacking someone to get away from another crime you just committed the child adds more police and urgency to you getting found.

An abductor usually wants a lot more time between when they commit the initial abduction and the police becoming involved.
 
2021-01-17 3:43:27 AM  

BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.


Dollar General actually has it by the front door in some stores. Even better for me they actually carry lactose free milk so while it's not something you'll find at a gas station I'm never too far from being able to pick it up if I forget to pack it in the camping stuff.
 
2021-01-17 4:24:57 AM  
Left kid in car while going to shop? Yeah, I'm completely OK with her getting her car stolen. Anything less and she wouldn't learn her lesson.
 
2021-01-17 4:53:38 AM  

robodog: BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.

Dollar General actually has it by the front door in some stores. Even better for me they actually carry lactose free milk so while it's not something you'll find at a gas station I'm never too far from being able to pick it up if I forget to pack it in the camping stuff.


That's the biggest problem with Dollar General.  Each one is laid out completely differently from the others.  There's nothing even remotely resembling a standard layout amongst the stores.
 
2021-01-17 5:31:41 AM  

Neondistraction: robodog: BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.

Dollar General actually has it by the front door in some stores. Even better for me they actually carry lactose free milk so while it's not something you'll find at a gas station I'm never too far from being able to pick it up if I forget to pack it in the camping stuff.

That's the biggest problem with Dollar General.  Each one is laid out completely differently from the others.  There's nothing even remotely resembling a standard layout amongst the stores.


But you dont have to get dressed up like you do for Walmart.
 
2021-01-17 7:25:00 AM  
He knew the kid was in the car? In my state, that's aggravated kidnapping, good for 40 years in prison.
 
2021-01-17 8:51:56 AM  
The thief is in his 20s or 30s. Dark brown or black braided hair and a multicolored facemask.
Are there any more identifiers so we can catch this guy? Anything?
 
2021-01-17 9:13:41 AM  

anuran: BumpInTheNight: popped into a grocery store for milk and meat, never going further than 15 feet away from the car

What kind of tiny ass-grocery store keeps milk within 15 feet of the entrance?  Nah that stuff has to be buried waaaaay in the back beyond the clothing aisle and pharmacy to make damn sure you travel the full circuit.

It used to be an old-school fast food joint.


I was going to say it looked like an old Tastee Freeze, or something like that.  Anyway, I clicked through the pictures and now I am interested in purchasing some of their product.
 
2021-01-17 9:51:16 AM  

My Sober Alt: I'm reminded of a story I read 25-30 years ago about an infant or maybe a toddler whose mother ran into a convenience store for just a moment and left her car running. It actually was a crime just to leave your car running like that in Texas even without a child in it. I'm guessing it's still a crime. It is in some other states as well.

The guy who stole her car got caught.  He said he either didn't have money or didn't want to pay for bus fare, I can't remember which.  The child survived after being found in a vacant lot covered in ants where someone found him or her.

The guy in this story almost sounds like a good Samaritan compared to that guy.

I see leaving a car running as an attractive nuisance at the very least.  I've only wanted to go park them properly and the most tempting was an illegally parked brand new Corvette convertible. Is there some anti-theft device that would have kept me from jumping in it and driving off?  It's probably for the best that I didn't try to find out.


Just carry a reflective vest and a ticket book. Next time you see it, stand around writing in the book until the owner comes out and then you can lecture them.
 
2021-01-17 12:07:23 PM  

Lambskincoat: There can't be anything more infuriating than a self righteous criminal. I hope they catch that asshole.


He is just a car thief. She is a negligent parent.
 
2021-01-17 12:30:09 PM  

wage0048: He knew the kid was in the car? In my state, that's aggravated kidnapping, good for 40 years in prison.


If he knew, he wouldn't have had to drive back to dump the kid.
 
2021-01-17 12:31:00 PM  

stuffy: Lambskincoat: There can't be anything more infuriating than a self righteous criminal. I hope they catch that asshole.

He is just a car thief. She is a negligent parent.


No she's not. I mean, leaving the keys in the car is stupid. But the child would have lived if left alone for 5 minutes. It isn't exactly summer where heat is a problem.
 
2021-01-17 1:08:16 PM  
There are people who are known by word of mouth for the ability to get a person, who can't really afford a car, a car. It's rare, but where I work, we do sometimes get calls from people who want help with a used car dealer who has no business or business name, has no location or address, who can only be contacted through an intermediary, and who is known exclusively by a nickname. These calls typically go like this:

"Yes, I didn't have a job. So, I couldn't save up for a car. Where I live, I couldn't get work without a car. I didn't have a car. So, I couldn't get a job. Then I came into $2,000 when (this part varies and ranges from receiving a tax refund, to a gambling win, to 'don't worry about that.'). So, I called Jet Blood. (Some time is spent trying to verify the name.) I don't know no other name except Jet Blood. I got in touch with Jet Blood and explained my situation.

Jet Blood asked "how much money do you have?"

I said "Two thousand dollars." I told him I needed a reliable car so I could get and keep a job. Jet Blood told me to meet him in the back parking lot behind that burned down shopping center over on (redacted). You know that real small shopping center that's been burned down since about 1993 over on (redacted)? Long story, short Jet Blood has my $2,000 and this car has broken down only six months later."

Then the caller expects someone with our organization to recover the $2,000 and "teach Jet Blood a lesson." Of course, that is absolutely not possible. Invariably we have to ask questions like "Weren't you even a little suspicious that this man sells cars out of the rear parking lot of a burned down shopping center?"

Based on this experience, I could totally see Jet Blood fulfilling an order and accidentally taking a child. Thank god, in this case, the child was safely returned.
 
2021-01-17 1:19:27 PM  

DerAppie: stuffy: Lambskincoat: There can't be anything more infuriating than a self righteous criminal. I hope they catch that asshole.

He is just a car thief. She is a negligent parent.

No she's not. I mean, leaving the keys in the car is stupid. But the child would have lived if left alone for 5 minutes. It isn't exactly summer where heat is a problem.


Plus, it's January which means it's very cold in most places. So, she had a choice between leaving the kid buckled in the car for 10 or 15 minutes and dragging the kid into the cold. Had she drug the kid into the cold, she would have been unable to carry as many items and she would have had to make another trip to the store sooner than what otherwise would have been necessary. Parents really shouldn't have to accommodate the behavior of car-jackers and child abductors. Put the blame where it belongs - on the person taking the car.
 
2021-01-17 1:28:11 PM  

Bruscar: There are people who are known by word of mouth for the ability to get a person, who can't really afford a car, a car. It's rare, but where I work, we do sometimes get calls from people who want help with a used car dealer who has no business or business name, has no location or address, who can only be contacted through an intermediary, and who is known exclusively by a nickname. These calls typically go like this:

"Yes, I didn't have a job. So, I couldn't save up for a car. Where I live, I couldn't get work without a car. I didn't have a car. So, I couldn't get a job. Then I came into $2,000 when (this part varies and ranges from receiving a tax refund, to a gambling win, to 'don't worry about that.'). So, I called Jet Blood. (Some time is spent trying to verify the name.) I don't know no other name except Jet Blood. I got in touch with Jet Blood and explained my situation.

Jet Blood asked "how much money do you have?"

I said "Two thousand dollars." I told him I needed a reliable car so I could get and keep a job. Jet Blood told me to meet him in the back parking lot behind that burned down shopping center over on (redacted). You know that real small shopping center that's been burned down since about 1993 over on (redacted)? Long story, short Jet Blood has my $2,000 and this car has broken down only six months later."

Then the caller expects someone with our organization to recover the $2,000 and "teach Jet Blood a lesson." Of course, that is absolutely not possible. Invariably we have to ask questions like "Weren't you even a little suspicious that this man sells cars out of the rear parking lot of a burned down shopping center?"

Based on this experience, I could totally see Jet Blood fulfilling an order and accidentally taking a child. Thank god, in this case, the child was safely returned.


Um, where exactly do you work? A thumbscrew factory?
 
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