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Mom blames mix-up for abandoned child
upi ^ | March. 1, 2010

Posted on 03/01/2010 9:17:31 AM PST by JoeProBono

CHICAGO - The mother of a 2-year-old girl left abandoned at a Chicago restaurant says her daughter was left alone due to misunderstanding.

Police said the mother, whose identity was not released, claims she left her daughter at a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza restaurant because she thought the girl was spending the night with her aunt, the Chicago Tribune said Sunday.

The girl's aunt also departed the restaurant with the belief the girl was staying with her mother for the night, police said.

The young girl was found alone at the eatery Saturday night after the adults both departed and her picture was posted online to find family members .


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abandoned; chuckecheese; jpb

1 posted on 03/01/2010 9:17:31 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Golly! I thought the word up was that Chuck E. Cheese has become a cesspool of violence and depravity?


2 posted on 03/01/2010 9:18:56 AM PST by sinanju
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3 posted on 03/01/2010 9:20:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Hmmmm, I recall headlines about brawling parents and gang fights at Chuck E. Cheeses.


4 posted on 03/01/2010 9:23:24 AM PST by sinanju
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To: sinanju
Nah


5 posted on 03/01/2010 9:24:45 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; tfbcowinafog

Happened to us once at a Burger King. We were in a large group packed into several vehicles. When we got home 15 minutes later was when we realized we lacked one child. Worse moment of our lives. Immediately called manager while others rushed back to restaurant. People eating there saw us leave without child and waited for us to realize it and return.


6 posted on 03/01/2010 9:29:01 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: JoeProBono

Taking the kid to Chuck E. Cheese’s in the first place is child abuse in and of itself.


7 posted on 03/01/2010 9:33:28 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: JoeProBono

These young people look bright and sweet, love to see those smiling faces.


8 posted on 03/01/2010 9:34:58 AM PST by brwnsuga (No Fear!!!!)
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To: cajuncow

I did the same thing. We were in Yellowstone with all our kids, their kids, and our thirteen year old. Also with us was a cousin with her husband and her daughters. We were in 3 different vehicles near Mammoth, and there was NO cell phone coverage at the time. I thought she was with my son’s van, he thought she was in our van. But she wound up getting in the van with my cousin. Never alone actually, but I felt like an IDIOT.


9 posted on 03/01/2010 9:35:40 AM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: JoeProBono

My own personal version of Hell; to be stuck in Chuck E Cheese for all eternity. Purgatory would be having to bide my time in a Mall without a Radio Shack or book store.


10 posted on 03/01/2010 9:35:48 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: cajuncow

It happened to Mary and Joseph once too, but it was all good.


11 posted on 03/01/2010 9:35:50 AM PST by brwnsuga (No Fear!!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Happened once with one of my sister-in-laws kids. Everyone left to go somewhere & left the boy playing in the front yard of my in-laws house. When they got to the restaurant, they realized that no one had taken the kid with them. When they got back to the house, the kid was still playing in the yard like nothing had happened.

If I’d been there, this wouldn’t have happened cause I’m the type who has to check 3 times to make sure all kids are accounted for. My sister-in-law doesn’t seem to care so much about who’s got her kids.

My in-laws are a strange bunch anyway, so wrapped up in their own thoughts, I’m really surprised this hasn’t happened more often.


12 posted on 03/01/2010 9:36:10 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: cajuncow

13 posted on 03/01/2010 9:37:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 6SJ7

I used to hate Chuck E. Cheese too, but because of all the bacteria lurking about. That ball pit is a cess pool of nocosomial infection.


14 posted on 03/01/2010 9:37:23 AM PST by brwnsuga (No Fear!!!!)
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To: cajuncow
15 minutes versus all night. You were responsible adults who made a common mistake. I'd be labeled racist if I ventured a guess as to this child's ethnic group.

I came from a large family myself. We took family vacations in a station wagon. My kid brother, maybe 6 years old at the time, was asleep when we stopped for gas once and, after everyone had their potty break, we all piled back in the car and were about 15 minutes down the road before I noticed him missing.

Dad did a U Turn and drove back in a panic. He was sitting in the gas station lobby happily slurping an orange soda someone had boughten for him. We asked if he was worried and he replied "No, cuz I knewed you'd come back."

15 posted on 03/01/2010 9:37:39 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JoeProBono

The glare on that photo makes The King look like he’s drooling. (shudder)


16 posted on 03/01/2010 9:41:19 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: 6SJ7

I could see that as hell, IF the skee-ball was broken.


17 posted on 03/01/2010 9:48:16 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: JoeProBono

I’m sure these things happen much more often than is reported. I’m just glad it ended well.


18 posted on 03/01/2010 9:50:39 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono

Love the uniforms!


19 posted on 03/01/2010 9:51:26 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RichInOC

>>>Taking the kid to Chuck E. Cheese’s in the first place is child abuse in and of itself.<<<

Wrong, speaking from experience, it is PARENT abuse. :-)


20 posted on 03/01/2010 9:54:03 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: brwnsuga

“I used to hate Chuck E. Cheese too, but because of all the bacteria lurking about. That ball pit is a cess pool of nocosomial infection.”

Exactly. Hence the reason we call it Upchucky Cheese!


21 posted on 03/01/2010 9:57:59 AM PST by VRWCer (“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, W Churchill)
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To: Vigilanteman

Is your kid bro still a character?


22 posted on 03/01/2010 10:03:17 AM PST by Erasmus (Armageddon sentimental over you.)
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To: Erasmus

Big time. He is an elementary school teacher and the kids love him because he’s so much fun.


23 posted on 03/01/2010 10:12:53 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Okay, both.


24 posted on 03/01/2010 10:57:59 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: brwnsuga

Eww. There used to be a ball-pit at the now-defunct Opryland I used to go to as a kid. They made you take your shoes off to jump in it, and I always wondered why the pit was WET at the bottom... *shudders*


25 posted on 03/01/2010 1:27:49 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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