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(Some Guy)   Mom leaves infant in car to go into bookstore, parks in fire lane, car is towed   ( divider line
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7217 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2002 at 12:57 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-12-20 12:59:10 PM  
At least the car didn't go through the cruncher.

2002-12-20 12:59:50 PM  
Hope she bought 'How to be a Better Parent'

2002-12-20 01:00:23 PM  
I bet it was that stupid biatch from the lobster thread.
2002-12-20 01:00:24 PM  
So do they put the baby in a lost and found with her sunglasses and CDs?
2002-12-20 01:00:34 PM  
"In my opinion, the mother was wrong for leaving the infant in the car; however, what she did does not rise to the level of criminal behavior,"

No, not criminal behavior, just bad parenting - stupid biatch!
2002-12-20 01:01:21 PM  
They're giving the towing company crap? I'd be laying a beating on the woman.
2002-12-20 01:01:34 PM  
2002-12-20 01:01:40 PM  
Stupid lady, parking illigaly and leaving her kid in the car.
2002-12-20 01:02:19 PM  
So, it's ok to leave your kid in a car, as long as it doesn't get towed?
2002-12-20 01:03:06 PM  
I think it is criminal behavior....abandonment
She should have that child taken away and put in a foster home so that it can be sexually abused for the rest of it's miserable life!

Or not...
2002-12-20 01:03:08 PM  
She needed one of those 'Baby on Board' window stickers....
2002-12-20 01:03:09 PM  
She needs to be locked in a Mercedes in a sunken cargo ship.
I'd sure as hell call it criminal negligence. Probably does it in the summer, too. Mark my words, this kid is bound to die of heatstroke. Give this the Sad tag x 1000.
2002-12-20 01:03:10 PM  
Lucky this wasn't in Jersey. Here, it's illegal to leave a child below age 15 (or 13 or some teen age, I don't remember exactly) and be more than 10 feet away from the car.
2002-12-20 01:03:25 PM  
But she was only going to be a minute!

I really hate self centered farks who can't find a legal parking space in a parking lot. Bonus hatred for turning on the hazard lights to acknowledge you're not supposed to be there.
2002-12-20 01:03:32 PM  
I agree with Goober. wtf, the minivan had tinted windows. Are they supposed to break a window and check first?
2002-12-20 01:04:29 PM  
"In my opinion, the mother was wrong for leaving the infant in the car; however, what she did does not rise to the level of criminal behavior

Well, parking in a firelane is illegal as is endangering a child.

But by all mean, go after the tow truck company for doing their job.
2002-12-20 01:04:35 PM  
At least I closed one tag correctly.
2002-12-20 01:05:01 PM  
Parents who leave their kids in the car for whatever reason should have their kids taken away from them.

The tow-truck driver was trying to do the kid a favor.
2002-12-20 01:05:06 PM  
Towing Company = Right
Mother = Wrong.

Anyone who disagrees is either a politician or a communist.
2002-12-20 01:05:22 PM  
Actually had the same thing happen to us at the Home Depot a week ago....some losers are picking out a Xmas tree and they leave their child in the car which is still running. We called the cops on them
2002-12-20 01:05:39 PM  
ah, found one:

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2002-12-20 01:05:48 PM  
The mother was neglectful, at least, if they don't want to charge her for child endangerment for leaving an infant alone in a car in a fire zone after dark!!!
2002-12-20 01:06:19 PM  
Eh. Saw this on Headline news days ago.

Fark: It's not news, it's where you comment on yesterday's news.
2002-12-20 01:07:27 PM  
Survival of the Fittest. The world must be truly overpopulated, since some idiots Still don't know how to protect their offspring. HOW MANY FARKERS HAVE KIDS ? Tadpole has 4 baby frogs 1- 11 in ages.
2002-12-20 01:07:34 PM  
I'm surprized the tow company didn't "loose" the baby. They usualy manage to loose everything else.
2002-12-20 01:07:40 PM  
"They said the baby's mother had to have been in the store longer than she claimed, as it takes a while to hitch a vehicle to a wrecker."--here

she should be stoned
2002-12-20 01:08:09 PM  
MayoBoy: You are correct sir.

This idiot/mom does 2 things wrong, endangers her child and pisses off everyone else who has ever tried to find parking, and they are trying to bust the tow-truck guy??

Only in America, or possibly Farkistan.
2002-12-20 01:08:46 PM  

While I agree with the first part of your post, which communist doctrine says that leaving a brat in an illegally parked car is ok?
2002-12-20 01:08:49 PM  
My dad has owned a service station for 50 years and has nearly been run over twice by idiots who left their kids in the car. Once it drove through the service bay door and through the station. Attn. Parents, little monsters can put the car in gear and kill people!
2002-12-20 01:08:54 PM  
It's probably a good thing she didn't leave the kid in there when it was 90 degrees outside. Otherwise, the circumstances may have been tragic.

She needs a license to drive the minivan, but apparently only needs a brain the size of a pea and some basic cellular material to bring a kid into this world.
2002-12-20 01:09:22 PM  
Whoa whoa!! Hold on here:

1) Mom parks ILLEGALLY
2) Mom leaves baby UNATTENDED, ( illegally )
3) Mom leaves baby in car negligently.

Towing company admonished!?
2002-12-20 01:09:22 PM  
the reason the tow truck company is getting trashed is because they really patrol the parking lot. they tow for the smallest reason. store owners and customers have been complaining for months about the towing company.
2002-12-20 01:09:38 PM  
Didnt hilarity ensue?

Reminds me of that episode of C.H.I.P.S were the woman left her kid in the car and it got stolen..........christ that was a bad show when you watch it again years later.

But is it so bad its good?
2002-12-20 01:09:42 PM  
"... in which a driver for Interstate Towing towed a Dodge Caravan from a fire lane at Elm Plaza."
I guess it would have been better if there was a fire, and the firetrucks could not make it to the fire because of her (obviously, if the car could be towed, she was gone a good while). Or maybe even if an ambulance was responding to a call.

And what book was she buying anyways, "The Joy of Parenting" ? Jeebus, even H.I. McDunnough is a better parent than her !

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2002-12-20 01:09:59 PM  
When I worked at a restaurant, we had a woman eating alone at a table who kept looking out the window she requested to be seated in front of. We found out she had left her 3 kids (one was still in a baby seat) in the car with their McDonald's food while she had Outback. It was about 14 degrees and snowing at the time. We called the police as she was walking out the door and gave them her license plate number.
2002-12-20 01:12:00 PM  
Loose:Noose ; Lose:Nose
2002-12-20 01:14:27 PM  
You know, I would love to firebomb every self-important egomanic that ever parked in a farking firelane at a mall or grocery store with their stupid hazard lights on but I don't approve of suicide.
2002-12-20 01:14:49 PM  
Hey guys, at least she was not beating up the kid. Or maybe...
2002-12-20 01:14:51 PM  

None, but nobody wants to be a communist. Just like I could say they're gay, but that's kinda dumb.

Also I woke up with this bite mark on my arm and I've been kinda woozy all day.
2002-12-20 01:15:03 PM  
You know.. ehh.. aw I got nuthin.
2002-12-20 01:15:26 PM  
This is to the mother of the child

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2002-12-20 01:17:06 PM  
She should have had this one:

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2002-12-20 01:17:09 PM  

1) I can't believe their coming down on a towing company for (properly) towing an improperly parked car.

2) I wish I didn't believe that a mother could be that negligent with the safety of her own child.
2002-12-20 01:17:35 PM  
Good use of the dumbass tag.
2002-12-20 01:18:31 PM  
Stupid people should not be allowed to have kids.

I don't care how long she was going into the store for - you do not leave an unattended child in a car!

2002-12-20 01:19:27 PM  
The problem is, stupid people tend to reproduce quite a lot.
2002-12-20 01:20:12 PM  
This is very typical of the everyday mini-van driver.
2002-12-20 01:20:32 PM  
WOOO Raising arizona great movie!

And nic cage gets an award for best use of a loud shirt in a police mug shot.
2002-12-20 01:20:35 PM  
I will bet 20 farkicurrents that the "follow-up" for this story states that the towing company was re-instated.
2002-12-20 01:20:49 PM  
may mom and dad used to leave us in the car all the time. My sister removed the emergency break and started us rolling into high speed traffic only once. No problem.
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