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Police: Mom left boy in hot car while taking pet to vet
ajc.com ^ | 7-20-09 | By MEGAN MATTEUCCI

Posted on 07/20/2009 4:32:54 PM PDT by rawhide

Deputies say a Cumming woman was concerned enough to take her sick pet to the veterinarian, but left her 22-month-old son alone in a hot SUV.

Dawn Myers, 38, was arrested on charges of cruelty to children.

Deputies were called to a Cumming vet’s office on Thursday for a report of a child unattended inside a Ford Expedition, said Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“The child was in the car for 30-40 minutes,” Huggins said. “The engine was not running and the windows were rolled up.”

Myers took her two other children inside the vet’s office, but left the baby alone in his car seat, Huggins said.

Paramedics rescued the baby and transported him to Northside Hospital-Forsyth. He was treated and released to relatives, Huggins said.

Deputies said the temperature in the Expedition was around 90 degrees.

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1 posted on 07/20/2009 4:32:55 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

This is what happens when children are made equal with pets.


2 posted on 07/20/2009 4:34:05 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: rawhide
What the flaming heck is wrong with people?

And don't give me that "oh he was in the back seat" bit. So was at least one of the other kids and she didn't forget them

3 posted on 07/20/2009 4:35:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: rawhide
Deputies say a Cumming woman was concerned enough to take her sick pet to the veterinarian ....

I've heard of multitasking, but this one takes the cake!

4 posted on 07/20/2009 4:38:44 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: rawhide
"Last month, deputies arrested Krystal Whitehead, 25, after she left 5-month-old son a car while she shopped in Cumming, Huggins said. The temperatures inside Whitehead’s car topped 95 degrees, deputies said."

WTH?

5 posted on 07/20/2009 4:38:46 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: netmilsmom

Obviously, this is what happens when children are less equal than pets.


6 posted on 07/20/2009 4:38:51 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

What I would like to know, is who is it that would call the cops, but not go around and find the owner of the car? It would be alot faster, I mean who else knew the child was in the car for 30 minutes but the person who called the cops.

I don’t get that.


7 posted on 07/20/2009 4:39:22 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
she didn't forget if she pulled the other kids out
8 posted on 07/20/2009 4:39:31 PM PDT by GeronL (UnitedCitizen.Blogspot.Com --------- United Citizens Nation! ------------- Join Today!)
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To: rawhide

I guess you don’t have to have an IQ above room temperature to have kids.


9 posted on 07/20/2009 4:39:37 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: rawhide

Can’t someone leave Ozero in a hot car??????


10 posted on 07/20/2009 4:40:30 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: rawhide

She is beyond a reasonable doubt: guilty!!!!


11 posted on 07/20/2009 4:42:25 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: TruthConquers

Find the owner? Wait for the cops?
I would have called 911, informed them of the situation, and told them I was smashing a window to save the child. (Yes, I would rest easy in jail for vandalism/destruction of private property/etc. to save a child)


12 posted on 07/20/2009 4:44:34 PM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“What the flaming heck is wrong with people?”

I don’t know, but it’s really sad. Another really sad thing: I am no longer shocked or surprised by this kind of thing anymore. At some point in my life, this country took a bad turn. It wasn’t always like this.-—JM


13 posted on 07/20/2009 4:45:59 PM PDT by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: rawhide

Obama voter. Animals are more important than children.


14 posted on 07/20/2009 4:47:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: CHATTAB

I understand.

BUT, how do they know the child was in there for 30 to 40 minutes?

I can only think that the person who finally did call, knew how long the child was in there, and waited those 30 minutes THEN they called.

I don’t get that.


15 posted on 07/20/2009 4:48:51 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: rawhide

Guilty, and stupid as well. A candidate for sterilization.


16 posted on 07/20/2009 4:50:16 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: TruthConquers

So instead of calling 911, you would have someone go searching for the scumbag not knowing where she was or how long the child had been in the car?

Call 911 and tell them it is an emergency makes perfect sense. They can be there in a few minutes which it would take a lot longer to find the scumbag.


17 posted on 07/20/2009 4:50:18 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: netmilsmom
"This is what happens when children are made equal with pets."

NO.....THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PERSON IS STUPID AND EITHER HAS TOO MANY KIDS OR TOO MUCH GOING ON, AND THIS PERSON FORGETS OR IS DISTRACTED, OR IS JUST PLAIN STUPID.

Don't EVEN go there!!!

18 posted on 07/20/2009 4:51:38 PM PDT by NordP ("....He pulls a knife, U pull a gun. He sends 1 of urs 2 hosp U send his 2 morgue = Chicago Way")
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To: TruthConquers; CHATTAB

Ahhh...maybe the police interviewed the staff at the Vet’s office (maybe they make pts sign in upon arrival to keep track of wait times). The person who called, I doubt actually waited 30 minutes and then dialed 911.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 4:53:40 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (7-27-09 Sarah Palin Independence Day!)
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To: PhiKapMom

I don’t get HOW they know the child was in the car for 30 to 40 minutes.

Just a question.


20 posted on 07/20/2009 4:55:05 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: NordP

>>Don’t EVEN go there!!! <<

Where?

I’m sorry, but this woman took her pet to the vet and left her baby in the car.
No need to yell. Colors don’t make you correct.

If you would like to converse, that would be just fine.

Unless, of course you put pets on equal footing with children. Then I can see why you flipped out.


21 posted on 07/20/2009 4:58:04 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: rawhide

Unbelievable!


22 posted on 07/20/2009 4:58:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: TruthConquers

Yeah, you might have a point. Maybe the person watched the woman leave the child in the car, then called police. Probably didn’t go and get the woman because he/she did not want to “get involved.” In other words, the person didn’t want a confrontation. So then, if they saw the woman do what she did and did not call her out, then that person is a coward. If the person just stumbled upon the scene, then that person just acted as they saw fit-—call the police. Pretty stupid; should have aired the car out to ensure the safety of the child. But, hindsight is 20/20.
Oh well, at least the child is safe.


23 posted on 07/20/2009 4:59:12 PM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: rawhide

See what happens when SUV’s and children mix?/s


24 posted on 07/20/2009 4:59:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: TruthConquers

You call the cops.

You wait 90 seconds.

No cops, you get two witnesses and you break a window.

When the cops arrive, you tell them you called it in, and you were the one that broke the window after waiting 90 seconds.

The only way to go if its hot out.


25 posted on 07/20/2009 5:01:52 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Dallas59

You’re right...
People don’t kill people; SUV’s kill people!
Headline should have read:
“Attempted Murder of child by Hot SUV”


26 posted on 07/20/2009 5:03:13 PM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: rawhide

Ah but the animal-rights wackos are always saying “A Boy is a Dog is a Pig is a Rat”
meaning that a human is equal in value to any animal.


27 posted on 07/20/2009 5:06:02 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Any more proof needed that liberalism is a mental illness?)
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To: TruthConquers

I don’t either unless the Vet office had what time she signed in and then they would know. Why take two of the kids and not the baby is what I would like to know.


28 posted on 07/20/2009 5:10:53 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: rawhide
Call the police! Throw the book at her! I have no patience with people who have such little regard for life. I'll call the police on someone who leaves their animal in the car too.
29 posted on 07/20/2009 5:12:31 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rawhide

I live in Cumming and I’ve never seen a Vet’s office that was so big somebody couldn’t have gone into the lobby, yelled “Hey, there’s a Ford Expedition out there with a baby still in the back seat” and not have it be heard in every corner of the building. Either they called the police and made no attempt at all to find the mother or they told the mother and she refused to get the child out. There is something missing in this story.


30 posted on 07/20/2009 5:16:24 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: rawhide
Some people do not deserve the title of Mother.

Heck, I don't leave my babies (ages 3, 7, and 9) in the car to run into a convenience store to buy smokes. They come with me!

The only time they stay in the vehicle without me is when I'm pumping gas, and I'm paying AT THE PUMP!

31 posted on 07/20/2009 5:19:29 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Proud Retrosexual Wife of 15 Years)
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To: Bigg Red

I don’t know any details of this case. I just want to say or ask has anyone thought just how easy it is to accidently leave a child in a carseat?

I have a new child myself and with the way carseats are backwards in the back I can see it happening. You must ALWAYS be aware of this possibility. I live in Texas where a mistake like this is very quickly fatal. I can’t think of anything more horrible.


32 posted on 07/20/2009 5:21:25 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: TruthConquers
If the person who saw the child had gone in a persuaded the mother to come out, it would not have had the impact on her that the arrest had. Without the arrest she would have most likely done it again, but I'll bet she won't now.
33 posted on 07/20/2009 5:25:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: precisionshootist

One smart trick I read, a woman wrote on another thread, is to attach your purse onto the car seat, when you put your child into it. No woman ever forgets their purse when leaving a vehicle, therefore you will always remember your child.


34 posted on 07/20/2009 5:25:43 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: precisionshootist

This wasn’t a new baby. I could actually understand this more if it was an infant. The baby was 22 months old.
At that point, they are running around on their own. Mom didn’t notice that the 2 year old wasn’t getting into everything?

I don’t think so.

She got two other children out of the car. I would bet that they were in the backseat too.


35 posted on 07/20/2009 5:26:04 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: rawhide
I carry one of these on my key chain, and I wouldn't hesitate to use it on someone else's car that they left their kid in to cook.

ResQMe

36 posted on 07/20/2009 5:26:04 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: precisionshootist

And also, let me add that I was on board defending the mom who left her baby in a stroller on a subway. The mom flipped out when she realized what she had done and picked up the baby at the next stop. I assumed she fell asleep and was confused by sleep deprivation.

I don’t like rear facing carseats in the back either. I do see where this is a recipe for disaster.

But 22 months old?


37 posted on 07/20/2009 5:31:09 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: rawhide

That’s really not that smart. Perhaps that would work with newborns, unable to do much, but anything much older will work and reach to get that purse-—and whatever might be inside-—medications? Pretty dangerous.


38 posted on 07/20/2009 5:40:18 PM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: TruthConquers

I would guess that someone from the vet’s office called?


39 posted on 07/20/2009 5:46:32 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: netmilsmom

You’re probably some older woman with cats....


40 posted on 07/20/2009 5:47:10 PM PDT by NordP ("....He pulls a knife, U pull a gun. He sends 1 of urs 2 hosp U send his 2 morgue = Chicago Way")
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To: Domandred

Good for you!


41 posted on 07/20/2009 5:48:07 PM PDT by NordP ("....He pulls a knife, U pull a gun. He sends 1 of urs 2 hosp U send his 2 morgue = Chicago Way")
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To: netmilsmom

Seems hard to imagine but we as a society are so constantly rushed for time. We are obssesed with multi-tasking.

I just wanted to point out to those that have not really thought about this issue that it’s possible for this to happen to anyone with a child. All that needs to happen is for something out of the ordinary to distract you at the right moment.


42 posted on 07/20/2009 5:49:08 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: rawhide

Yeah, I like that. I will mention this to the wife.

This topic is upsetting just to think about it. It happened here in Texas just recently.


43 posted on 07/20/2009 5:53:22 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: NordP
"NO.....THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PERSON IS STUPID AND EITHER HAS TOO MANY KIDS OR TOO MUCH GOING ON, AND THIS PERSON FORGETS OR IS DISTRACTED, OR IS JUST PLAIN STUPID."

It's what the animal worshiping weirdos do, and there's no excuse for it.


44 posted on 07/20/2009 5:53:36 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: NordP

>>You’re probably some older woman with cats....<<

I have a FReeper profile. It’s not hard to find.


45 posted on 07/20/2009 5:55:17 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: familyop

I liked the “has too many kids..” part of that quote.

A real giveaway.


46 posted on 07/20/2009 5:56:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom

Yep. The “child free” volks (those who hate kids) tend to get me a little irked. ...kinda goes with inclinations in favor of tree worship, big government, “open space,” etc. I hope the general defaults come soon to cut off revenues. We need new leadership in business, politics and academia.


47 posted on 07/20/2009 6:00:11 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: precisionshootist

>>I just wanted to point out to those that have not really thought about this issue that it’s possible for this to happen to anyone with a child. All that needs to happen is for something out of the ordinary to distract you at the right moment.<<

The right moment, yes.
30 to 40 minutes, no.

Not with a busy two year old. A two year old consumes all attention. If this were just a mistake, she would have noticed after a few minutes of waiting in the vet.


48 posted on 07/20/2009 6:00:13 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: CHATTAB
Of course, I agree, you have to take the proper precautions!

I remember reading about a device that you can attach to either your child or to a stroller/car seat, and it has a another device that attaches to your keyring or to your purse. If you move the devices too far apart, it start to beep, alerting you. Great for wandering kids, too.

49 posted on 07/20/2009 6:00:29 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Doc Savage

In the middle of the Arizona desert, and removed the engine and wheels.


50 posted on 07/20/2009 6:01:24 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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