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Mom arrested for neglect for leaving kids in car to go hog hunting
ABC ^ | Staff

Posted on 01/20/2014 12:00:32 AM PST by Morgana

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - A Pasco County woman was arrested and charged with child neglect for leaving her two young children in the car to go hog hunting Thursday.

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Deputies said Kayla Marie Shavers, 31, left her 9-year-old and 8-month-old children alone in the car in 38 degree weather while she went into the woods to hunt hogs. The 9-year-old called 911 because he was cold and said, "A police car would be warmer."

When deputies arrived, they found the children in the car and waited for Shavers to return. Shavers claimed she was close enough to the car to respond if the children needed her, but deputies said it took her over 40 minutes to return to the car.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; florida; hog; hunting

1 posted on 01/20/2014 12:00:32 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Good morning..As has been said innumerable times...”It seems weird that one needs a license to have a dog, but not to have kids..”


2 posted on 01/20/2014 12:22:41 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Morgana

There’s a potential reality TV show here, I’m certain.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 12:23:37 AM PST by Hugin
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To: Morgana
Well, where the hail ya' s'posed leave em? In the barn?


4 posted on 01/20/2014 12:32:35 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

“Well, where the hail ya’ s’posed leave em? In the barn?”
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Why would she shoot her own species?


5 posted on 01/20/2014 1:15:33 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Morgana

Well, you wouldn’t expect her to take them out hog hunting now would you? That would be dangerous and irresponsible.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 2:05:10 AM PST by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: Morgana

Well, somebody gots to do somethin bout them hawgs. I recon it aint her tho.She shudda got a hawg man out thar to do the job. Aint no job fer womens folk.


7 posted on 01/20/2014 2:29:39 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Morgana

Wait for court date to know the whole story. Stupid, but she left her phone for good reason and if they’re tearing up her yard, maybe they’re going to tear up her children. Parents forget that time flies when you’re using computer, on the phone, or intent on solving a real problem, so we need to not do these things unless we have a spouse home - have a spouse. It’s hard to stop that urge to just quickly take care of some business “real quick”, and kids die (like in the tub).


8 posted on 01/20/2014 3:07:52 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: ken5050; Morgana

This was probably not a good example of good parenting, but I’d like to hear the whole story before I judge.

When I was a kid, my parents often left us kids in the car when they went into the store and it was not just a quick dash in to get milk. My best guess is that it was more than 30 minutes but less than an hour. I don’t recommend that nowadays, but it was nothing unusual when I was a kid.

According to the article, the hogs were tearing up her property. Were they a danger to her kids? If so, one could argue that she was protecting them. Was the 8-year-old reliable and responsible? Was the car in a protected place? Did the kids have blankets?

These days the kids have been trained by the schools to tattle on their parents any time they disagree with the way the parents treat them or the way they handle any situation. I will bet that any one of us could come up with several examples from our childhood that today could be prosecuted as “neglect” or “abuse.” I’m not defending genuine neglect or abuse. Beating your kids or leaving them while you go out clubbing is abominable parenting. But let’s save the legal charges for genuine neglect and abuse.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 3:13:37 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: AlexW

That’s what I was thinking...... Hog hunt = family reunion.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 3:15:38 AM PST by high info voter
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To: Morgana

Florida has a huge wild hog population...and hogs are attacking humans. I will wait for further hearings before judging


11 posted on 01/20/2014 3:42:06 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: generally

When I was a boy about 6 or 7, I’d leave the house in the morning sometimes and go off exploring, etc. all day. My parents never thought anything of it. Sometimes I’d get hungry and come home for lunch, other times not.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 3:46:24 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

I’m just a little skeptical of the hog hunting explanation. Depending on the area, I can envision lots of other scenarios. Visit to a secluded meth lab/buy shack, picking up drugs, meeting a boyfriend, etc. Hunting a hog? did she have a gun anywhere in this story?


13 posted on 01/20/2014 3:48:35 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: generally

Well said and I agree.

I will hold my judgement but the boy being 9 years old and not being able to start a car!! When I was 7 or maybe even younger I was driving vehicles in pastures, pulling trailers and such.

The boy needs some male influence in his life. He will be getting it now but not the kind he probably wished for. Hopefully all will work out.

And I can undertand the mothers plight with the dang hogs. We have them in Drought (South) Texas and even a gravel road is not immune to their destruction.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 4:07:51 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: generally

” But let’s save the legal charges for genuine neglect and abuse.”

That is simply wrong - soooooo wrong!

Were the number of child abuse charges to drop, think of all the government trough-feeders whose snouts would be injured when the trough lid was slammed shut!


15 posted on 01/20/2014 6:04:45 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: generally

I understand what you’re saying...but 8 months old..and it was cold...can’t justify that no how.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 6:07:40 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Morgana

That “child” should be delivered to the “Child Protective Services” permanently! He made his choice and will most certainly now be better ‘serviced’ than by his mother.

Only bureaucrats and their surrogates know how to properly ‘service’ children.


17 posted on 01/20/2014 6:21:15 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

“Wait for court date to know the whole story”

Wild hogs will attack, small kids are fair game from what I’ve been told.

Her heart was in the right place but she had no common sense?


18 posted on 01/20/2014 6:26:30 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

38 degrees outside, and her hair is neatly combed in the booking photo. I would want to see what she was wearing. I would think she was meeting up with a hunter in the woods. She wasn’t too close, because the police were there for 45 minutes before she returned. She was up to no good.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 6:26:45 AM PST by healy61
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To: generally

Good points.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 6:30:29 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: generally; ken5050

“These days the kids have been trained by the schools to tattle on their parents any time they disagree with the way the parents treat them or the way they handle any situation. I will bet that any one of us could come up with several examples from our childhood that today could be prosecuted as “neglect” or “abuse.” I’m not defending genuine neglect or abuse. Beating your kids or leaving them while you go out clubbing is abominable parenting. But let’s save the legal charges for genuine neglect and abuse.”

I can certainly remember my parents leaving all of us in the station wagon while she ran into the Shop-a-Minute to get some milk. She never left us during a heat wave but during the cold? Us kids fighting each other warmed the wagon without any heater.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 6:39:00 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Bullish
Wait a minute...that is NOT her. But this MIGHT be...

22 posted on 01/20/2014 6:40:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Morgana
Many years ago a friend of mine gave a woman and her small child a ride home from a birthday party. He stopped to go into the store and returned to find the police at his car asking him why there was a child left alone in the car. Apparently the woman got out of the car and went into another store in the shopping center. Even though HE didn't leave the child alone HE was arrested and spent the night in jail, had to pay over 5k in legal expenses. True story.
23 posted on 01/20/2014 7:28:42 AM PST by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Morgana

Well a gal has to have her priorities. :-)


24 posted on 01/20/2014 7:36:10 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 1FreeAmerican

“No good deed goes unpunished.”


25 posted on 01/20/2014 12:30:11 PM PST by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: BenLurkin
Probably is her.

Her booking photo.

Here

I can hear Jeff Foxworthy now; "If you've ever left your 8 month old baby in a car while you went hog hunting.. You might be a redneck."

26 posted on 01/20/2014 12:43:33 PM PST by csvset
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To: Morgana

She better be wearing bright orange when she’s out a’huntin’.

SOOOOOEEEY!!!


27 posted on 01/20/2014 12:48:07 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Gaffer

I can envision lots of other scenarios.


Your knee jerk imagination knows no bounds due to your dearth of facts......typical.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 1:19:19 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?............................ Enforce the Bill of Rights............ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Read the same stuff you did. Wore camo but no mention of gun, bow or knife. Typical hunter I guess.


29 posted on 01/20/2014 2:39:05 PM PST by Gaffer
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