Skip to comments.Woman leaves baby in car, dog for protection
Posted on 04/30/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT by Daffynition
According to police, a woman was arrested for leaving her baby in a car for close to an hour and a-half.
Our news partners, The Gaston Gazette, told us Chelsea Ball, from Clover, S.C., left her baby in the car while she went into a pool hall early Saturday morning.
Police said the woman left the baby outside of West End Billards in Gastonia at 3:30 a.m.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsoctv.com ...
That was a brillant post, it clearly reveals the intelligence level of someone who would leave an infant alone in the car to run into a store for ‘5 minutes’.
You believe that do you? And if the car had been stolen? You think a dog is going to stop a gun? The child was safe by the grace of God, nothing less.
If these comments represent the thinking of conservatives, no wonder this nation is on a downward spiral!
And what if there was an earthquake or a tornado? What if zombies attacked? What if bank robbers took the child as a hostage? What if a tsunami came and wiped out the whole town? What if Ents came to life and stomped the car?
Playing “What if...” is a straw man, and a silly, annoying one at that.
Then I promise that I’ll never be negligent enough to leave the car in the auto for only 5 minutes, ever.
thank you...I can teach you how if you like...we'll call it Southern Outreach
I agree you did the right thing.
It’s called common sense....discretion
Given mine was locked and no key and a huge black pitbull meets rottweiler meets Satan looking dog sitting next to sleeping 4 year old in truck parked right in fro of HD ..yes...in the Construction Loading area
you woulda not done anything...that lady fixing to stick her arm in the crack in my window proved she was naive about dogs...maybe she was a whisperer
maybe whose dog and whose kid...at most
folks here do not realize it is still not against the law everywhere to leave a kid in a car briefly...as in gas or a coke stop
and these laws are very very new
Florida dates to around 1990...I recall it...no kids under some age left in vehicle period
it’s common sense...heat...dangerous area...car unlocked...etc...too much time...out of eyesight..
I grew up 55 years ago...when convenience stores were pull ups...open in front and some had curb service
then we went to 7-11 type stores
and now it’s the big gas-food-drink counter stores....
the latter would be harder to keep kids in car in eyesight
i have 5 from 5-23
as one would get older they could watch...say at 10 or so
I wonder what freepers think is youngest kids can be left home alone or walk to school or store etc
depends on area..I’m fairly rural now
I have no fear leaving my children guarded by my dogs...none whatsoever...they are very formidable
it got to 88 here on Sunday...we were at Cracker barrel..naturally right?.. and I noticed someone had left a big dog (Pyrenees...we have a lot of them here as pasture lords) in their truck.....panting....I did not like it much and debated going inside and saying something but I wasn’t sure...what if they just went in for takeout
so I waited...sure enough...it was takeout
my children love LZ...some things are timeless
my younger brother took us to see Van Halen last Friday
I admit VH came out at end of my college days and hence was not a formative years band for me
It was for him. Wifey was a punk rock cool chick and eschewed big rock
but we all loved it...watching Eddie Van Halen was incredible...great choppy licks and note bending
Roth still sounds the same ...what pipes...very hammy...Catskillian
My folks would leave me sleeping on the back seat of the Ford Fairlane convertible while they went into Red’s Twin Kiss for banana splits.
Nobody got me.
The 60’s were safer times.
Creeps and freaks had the decency to hide in dark alleys back then.
Now they have “pride” parades.
What if the car were a ‘58 Plymouth Fury...with a mind of its own?
I may be a purist jerk but the Van Hagar phase went unnoticed by me.
It’s Diamond Dave or nothing.
They were becoming hot air play right around the time I was graduating.
Zep is simply ~iconic~.
Back in HS, I’d had Dobes for a long time already and my BGF eventually got one too and at 6am, she’d call the house and and whisper sinisterly into my still half-asleep ear “I’ve got a black dog, too” and then BLAST the song into the phone.
Good thing I loved her dearly.
[and I understood her new found breed-joy as well]
I still wonder though if that didn’t contribute to my hearing problems later in life...LOL
Your “Hey, hey momma” brought back many fond memories of her and those golden years.
I had a ‘58 Plymouth Fury, and it would be a total disaster, of course. It wasn’t Christine, but close...
That’s one of my “Top Ten Before I Die” things.
Really? Goodness! I was 17 at the time, and my dad was trying to keep from giving me his car, so he took me to a used car lot and bought the evil monster for me.
Actually, it was a good thing because I learned how to repair cars, what tools and spare parts to carry, and how to install them, the thing broke down so often.
I hope that you find one in good condition and can take that item off your bucket list. [smiles]
Go check the prices on even the ratted out junkers right now.
That’s gonna be on the bucket list long aftr I’ve ~kicked~ the bucket.....LOL
Well, that’s a shame.
Probably woulda turned on me, anyway.
There were plenty of children who were 'gotten' even in the 60's.
I also know that Southerners are a great deal more careful with their children then you admitted being.
I have no idea what that even means.
Playing 'what if' is what responsible parents do and think about worse case scenarios, I mean the infant is only the most important thing in your life, or is running that errand that important.
No one expects a crises, but they do happen, but you can always claim, 'I never expected someone would steal the car'!
Live with that the rest of your life.
Not where I live.
We didn’t even start locking the doors when we left the house until the mid 70’s.
Then why did you write it in the first place?
I quoted you.
I’m living with a lot of things for the rest of my life, but nothing you have said, believe me.
Most busy bodies do more harm than good, and being one is very, very leftist.
Does it annoy you that you have no control over me?
Live with that for the rest of your life.
For you, my dear friend.
You can “what if” yourself right into emotional paralysis...or a straightjacket.
Soo-wheat!! Thank you so much. Bookmarked! A whole song with his regular singing voice. Brought tears to my eyes. I love it.
Gee, we must not have read the same article. I thought I read it was a 4 year old, which is NOT an infant....
my Cousins 4 year old is capable of making his own breakfast. Guess you weren’t that lucky in the gene pool.
give that baby a biscuit!
And you are welcome.
No, it is called using common sense.
Just because you weren't aware of it doesn't mean the crime wasn't there.
When a baby or small child or animal left defenseless and in a dangerous situtation, people need to act, not step back and 'mind their own business'
You and your posting buddies would be the first to condemn the individuals who did nothing if harm came to the baby 'because it was none of their business'
Clearly it was a typo, feel clever now?
Yes, he is ready to handle any problem that might come up.
I know 4 year olds who have jobs.
No, it was *not* there.
It was only after the city slicker commuters started moving here that we had any ‘crime’.
We really only have negligible crime now.
Pardon me for living in a heavily armed, yard dog infested Hillbilly Paradise where only complete idiots dare to pull any crap.
Don’t presume to know what my area is like.
So live your life trying to anticipate every little thing that could *possibly* happen every second of every day.
Life will always blind side you one way or another.
No one can ever prepare for all the what-ifs of living.
[unless they’re God or have OCD]
At 4 I already had my first pony and could shoot a .22.
Couldn’t make breakfast, though.
Had to get up and take care of the pony first thing evey morning.
Mom made breakfast.
Nobody has *ever* advocated standing back and doing nothing.
They simply don’t stick their hands into other people’s vehicles whenever they feel like it.
That is why we have cops who are not open to lawsuits if something goes awry.
I’m sure if the car was on fire or the child/pet were in such dire straits that waiting 5 minutes for the authorities to get there, they would intervene.
Just simply amused that in your hysterical state, you actually typed it.
We all had jobs as soon as we could walk, even though they were simple ones such as feeding chickens and the like.
From kindergarten to the day I left home at 18, I couldn’t do anything after school until my chores were done.
I always wondered what urban kids did with themselves.
Who is Zimmeron?
When a baby or a small child is seen to be in danger, it is time to act, NOT when the child is sleeping peacefully with a sentinel guarding him.
Neither I nor my “posting buddies” (Hi guys, whoever you are) would stand idly by and watch while a child comes to harm. What kind of a mind do you have to even think of such a thing?
And how dare you accuse any FReeper of such perfidy, let alone a whole group of decent, armed Conservative ones.
You have a cowardly and petty mind, and with all due respect, will you please stop spewing its filth at me.
“Who is Zimmeron?’
I think he’s the one who left the car in the auto.
A child left unattended is not safe and if an individual came across him, to leave him would be almost as irresponsible as the parents who put him in that postion in the first place.
I accuse you and the rest of those defending leaving a 4yr old in a car as irresponsible and resckless.
And if something did happen to the child you would be charged as such and your defense, 'well it was only for a few minutes' would fall on deaf years.
Interesting that the child would be left in a state where someone could grab him, even though 'left for only 5 minutes'
I expect a PARENT to be responsible enough not to leave his child in a dangerous situation.
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