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Parents arrested after girl, 10, is spotted traveling inside DOG CAGE with family pet...
Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 28 May 2013

Posted on 05/30/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Two Pennsylvania parents have been arrested after police say motorists spied a 10-year-old girl riding in a dog cage in the back of the family pickup truck.

The incident happened at around 7pm Monday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Millvale, just outside Pittsburgh, according to police.

Officers responded to the scene after getting reports from passing driver who saw the girl riding in the back of the truck in the cage.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: napl
Was there a pork chop around her neck?
1 posted on 05/30/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

"I feel your pain, kid."



2 posted on 05/30/2013 9:15:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe she wanted to ride with her pet? What’s wrong with that?


3 posted on 05/30/2013 9:15:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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4 posted on 05/30/2013 9:16:46 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’d rather travel with a dog than most humans.


5 posted on 05/30/2013 9:22:10 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I feel fortunate that I experienced childhood and adolescence in the happy days before political correctness—before things like riding in the beds of pickup trucks, stake-bed trucks and station wagons became felonies.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 9:24:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Slings and Arrows

If Obama had a daughter...


7 posted on 05/30/2013 9:25:49 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Slings and Arrows

Romney voters?

;-)


8 posted on 05/30/2013 9:26:27 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Fiji Hill

People probably worried she was a kidnap victim or a domestic slave or something. They can’t tell that it’s her parent(s) driving.

If she is unharmed and all that, I assume they won’t be charged. Except for perhaps the seatbelt violation.

If I saw a kid in the back of a car in a dog cage I’d be tempted to call. It’s not very normal. I’d worry about whether I saw something terrible and did nothing.


9 posted on 05/30/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: sagar
If Obama had a daughter...

...that dog would be REALLY worried.

10 posted on 05/30/2013 9:39:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Maybe she wanted to ride with her pet? What’s wrong with that?

That was my first thought. At that age, kids would think something like that is just awesome.

11 posted on 05/30/2013 9:39:20 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: pax_et_bonum

You win!


12 posted on 05/30/2013 9:39:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: bimboeruption

Agreed, but I’m thinking that the dog part wasn’t the issue. ;^)


13 posted on 05/30/2013 9:41:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: pax_et_bonum
LOL!
That was great!

But back to the topic, it's not that she was in a cage with her dog in the back of a truck that would concern me, but that she was in the cage in the back of a truck traveling on a turnpike.
Traveling down a two lane or dirt road at 35 MPH or less...no real big issue. Not wise, but not necessarily inherently dangerous or against the law.
I'm not sure what the vehicle safety laws are in PA regarding passengers riding in open pickup truck beds, but here in Florida, it is very much “against the law”, not to mention insane, to transport live humans, unsecured, in the back of a truck while traveling at legal speeds of 70 MPHs on our turnpikes and highways.

Just saying....

14 posted on 05/30/2013 9:59:38 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Persevero; Slings and Arrows

15 posted on 05/30/2013 10:05:32 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

“Hey, that kid’s in a dog cage.”


16 posted on 05/30/2013 10:06:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Persevero
If she is unharmed and all that, I assume they won’t be charged.

The news I saw on television, which included an interview with her parents stated the girl had been removed from the home by Child Protective Services, and the child was staying with relatives.

17 posted on 05/30/2013 10:29:25 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Parents.

During an interview, Fishinger, who was driving the truck, said they were heading home when the dog started crying, they did not have place in the pick-up truck cabin to take the dog in, so they stopped at the side of the road and told the 10-year-old to go into the cage and take care of the dog.

“The man sounds like an animal lover who does not want his dog to suffer, but in this case, he put his dog before his step-daughter, and that is not ok,” Kevin Allen, 24, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, told YourJewishNews.com when asked for his opinion on the incident.

“I did not want the dog to suffer,” Fishinger said. “That’s like animal cruelty to me, you know, to let the dog cry like that,” he added.

“She plays with the dog in the cage all the time. She was strapped in, I did not think it was that big of a deal and we were not going fast,” the mother said.

The child endangerment rap against Fishinger was his second felony collar in recent days, according to court records. He was named last Thursday in a criminal complaint charging him with 18 counts of identity theft and access device fraud (15 of the counts are felonies). He was freed from custody Friday after posting $5000 bail.

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Sounds like dad is guilty of bad judgement.

Do we know what kind of a dog it is?

Heaven forbid it is a pit bull...that would do it right there for many.

18 posted on 05/30/2013 10:32:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: sockmonkey

Lots of conflicting info out there:

**They were released on their own recognizance and the girl is currently in the care of Carlson’s mother.**

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/05/28/police-girl-rode-with-dog-in-cage-on-turnpike/


19 posted on 05/30/2013 10:35:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Maybe later, someone will interview the dog.


20 posted on 05/30/2013 10:41:26 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Slings and Arrows

OMg, was Romney driving?


21 posted on 05/30/2013 10:41:47 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Slings and Arrows
They didn't mention anything about the boy on the hood.


22 posted on 05/30/2013 10:45:00 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Fiji Hill

Just burn your BC and ID and speak Spanish. You can do that all day then.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 10:45:04 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Fiji Hill

Yeah, those were the days!!! An old pick up truck with gramps and a few of his pals up front driving, (and knocking back the belts!!), to a way out in the sticks county dump, 2 or 3 of us kiddies in the back bed with the garbage cans AND our .22 Rifles held proud as we dreamed about those damn ‘dump rats’ that were gonna be ‘red mist’ very shortly!! Those truly were the days huh?


24 posted on 05/30/2013 10:46:24 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Daffynition

Probably give a better interview than the parents, too.


25 posted on 05/30/2013 10:57:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: MaxMax

*shrug* Only so many column-inches per story.


26 posted on 05/30/2013 10:58:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: bobby.223

I remember riding around in the back of a truck with at least ten other people including adults one July4th. The adults were shooting bottle rockets from the back of the truck. These were upstanding citizens who were well off financially, attended church every time the doors were open, and just normal people. I would not even call them rednecks. Well, some of them. This was in the 80s. I was unaware at the time that there were places loaded with nanny-staters who would have wanted us arrested. I confess that my parents did not know what I was doing though my mother trusted that I would be ok with these people. My father trusted no one, so he would have had a cow. LOL. Good thing he never knew! It was illegal to shoot fireworks in the city. In general, the cops looked the other way unless there were complaints.


27 posted on 05/30/2013 11:13:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Slings and Arrows
At least the kennel wasn't tied to the roof.


28 posted on 05/30/2013 11:17:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: bobby.223

And if it was raining hard...they’d put you up front, to sit on their lap, or even stand if your chin could reach over the dashboard....all the while smokin’ Camels.

Maybe if they stopped some where along the way, to get ammo, more beer or smokes, they left you in the truck [w/the motor running]...and one of the more bold of the kids, slid behind the steering wheel *pretending* to drive.

Hmmmmmmmm... is there a statute of limitations on this stuff? How did we ever survive.


29 posted on 05/30/2013 11:24:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Persevero

[[Except for perhaps the seatbelt violation.]]

Thank goodness they got htese hardened criminal seal belt violators off gthe roads- who knows what they mighta tried next?


30 posted on 05/31/2013 12:05:22 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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31 posted on 05/31/2013 12:16:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience".

C.S. Lewis

32 posted on 05/31/2013 1:19:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: MaxMax

LOL!


33 posted on 05/31/2013 2:04:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

My first thoughts


34 posted on 05/31/2013 2:22:28 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: bobby.223; Fiji Hill

Or headed out to the river to spend most of the day drowning worms at the end of a fishing pole.


35 posted on 05/31/2013 2:27:18 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: sarasmom
But back to the topic, it's not that she was in a cage with her dog in the back of a truck that would concern me, but that she was in the cage in the back of a truck traveling on a turnpike.

Considering how bad Pennsylvania's roads are, one good bump, and that cage would have flown out of the back.

I've seen it happen. Had a large shipping container strapped to a pallet jump out of the back of a pickup and land right in front of me on I-78. The moron who was driving the pickup went another mile before he realized something was missing.

36 posted on 05/31/2013 2:43:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It’s probably not a *great* idea to put your kid in the bed of a pickup in *any* sort of carrier, or none at all.

But I bet she was enjoying the heck out of it. I bet she *begged* to ride back there with the dog!

Brings back memories... I pity kids today. They have the latest smart devices to play games on, but I bet the vast majority have never experienced the simple pleasure of riding in the back of a pickup.


37 posted on 05/31/2013 3:03:24 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Daffynition

>> YourJewishNews.com

Jewish news is different than goyim news? Oy vey!

The Chosen News. For youse to views.


38 posted on 05/31/2013 3:06:43 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Daffynition

I’m trying to figure out where the PA turnpike goes through Millvale.


39 posted on 05/31/2013 4:23:50 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Nervous Tick
It's the news source Holder uses...

Eric Holder 'Moses of Our Time'


40 posted on 05/31/2013 4:44:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: RS_Rider

Is I-279 the PA turnpike?

[I can’t believe I looked this up for you]


41 posted on 05/31/2013 4:51:27 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

PA Turnpike is route 76.
Unless there is another Millvale, someone has good eyes.


42 posted on 05/31/2013 5:14:30 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: CottShop

“Thank goodness they got htese hardened criminal seal belt violators off gthe roads- who knows what they mighta tried next?”

I am not a fan of seatbelt laws. I was just pointing out that if they realize the kid is not a kidnap victim or abused, they should not be in any more trouble than a seat belt violation.


43 posted on 05/31/2013 8:24:27 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Daffynition

I am loathe to turn anyone in to CPS - I’d have to be convinced of horrific abuse before I did - however seeing a girl driven past me in a dog kennel would worry me, really. I’d always wonder, what if she was some sort of prisoner, and I saw and did nothing?

The parents never thought of this, how it would look to drivers-by?


44 posted on 05/31/2013 8:26:02 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: MaxMax

Oh, NOW i get the Romney comments...
LOL


45 posted on 05/31/2013 8:39:54 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: bobby.223
An old pick up truck with gramps and a few of his pals up front driving, (and knocking back the belts!!)

Reminds me of a joke: Three fellas were leaving their favorite backroads tavern, one of them very drunk and the other two mostly so. "Let's help him into the back of the pickem'up truck, Bubba" said Slim. Slim replied "He's too drunk and he might fall out and get hurt. Let him drive!"

46 posted on 05/31/2013 11:05:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nervous Tick
...I bet the vast majority have never experienced the simple pleasure of riding in the back of a pickup.

I remember a PSA on a children's radio show when I was a sprout. "Don't stick your elbow out too far, or it might go home in another car!"

47 posted on 05/31/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Fresh Wind
I've seen that type thing happen myself.

Driving to work on Monday, at 50MPH on a local 4 lane highway, one of the doors of the trailer in front of me suddenly opened, and I was staring at a precarious load of empty pallets...

Since I am one of those very annoying safe drivers who is paranoid about things like safe vehicle separation, and braking distances, the semi driver was able to slow down safely and slowly enough that the pallets didn't actually hit the pavement untill he had fully pulled off to the shoulder, and stopped.
(The left lane vehicles kept on going at high speed, untill another semi truck driver came level with me in my tiny little car, saw the danger of the trailor door swinging open and closed, and the unsecured load shifting, and we two “inconsiderate jerks” intentionally slowed up two lanes of traffic for almost one full entire minute!)

I hate driving!
Not because I can't do it properly, but because so many others don't even try to pay attention to what they are doing when they drive!

BTW, I drove on the Autobahn in Germany several decades ago, and drove away physically unharmed, my vehicle unscratched, after an uncontrolled skid caused by an idiot overreacting to an accident up ahead, at 90 MPH, on a wet road, and endured the unmatched thrill of several consecutive 180 degree spins on a high bridge.

If I ever win the lotto, one of the first people I will employ is a proffessional driver, and my vehicle will be the closest thing to an Army tank that I can legally have my driver, drive! I have to laugh at all the people on this thread talking about the good old days, when they were kids, and rode in the back of trucks and just had fun. My kid experienced that joy too! Bumpy ride in the back of a truck at about 15 MPHs on a deserted road. All the kids thought they were flying free down the road!

48 posted on 05/31/2013 8:30:03 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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