Skip to comments.Police: Mom left boy in hot car while taking pet to vet
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 vets office on Thursday for a report of a child unattended inside a Ford Expedition, said Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriffs 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 vets 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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This is what happens when children are made equal with pets.
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
I've heard of multitasking, but this one takes the cake!
Obviously, this is what happens when children are less equal than pets.
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.
I guess you don’t have to have an IQ above room temperature to have kids.
Can’t someone leave Ozero in a hot car??????
She is beyond a reasonable doubt: guilty!!!!
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)
“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
Obama voter. Animals are more important than children.
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.
Guilty, and stupid as well. A candidate for sterilization.
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.
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!!!
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.
I don’t get HOW they know the child was in the car for 30 to 40 minutes.
Just a question.
>>Don’t EVEN go there!!! <<
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.
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.
See what happens when SUV’s and children mix?/s
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.
People don’t kill people; SUV’s kill people!
Headline should have read:
“Attempted Murder of child by Hot SUV”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
I would guess that someone from the vet’s office called?
You’re probably some older woman with cats....
Good for you!
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.
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.
>>Youre probably some older woman with cats....<<
I have a FReeper profile. It’s not hard to find.
I liked the “has too many kids..” part of that quote.
A real giveaway.
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.
>>I just wanted to point out to those that have not really thought about this issue that its 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.
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.
In the middle of the Arizona desert, and removed the engine and wheels.
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