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Woman Leaves Child in Hot SUV While Shopping
ABC7 News ^ | 6.22.04

Posted on 06/23/2004 8:34:20 PM PDT by ambrose

last updated: 6/22/2004

Woman Leaves Child in Hot SUV While Shopping

ANAHEIM — Social workers took custody of a woman's five children on Sunday after she left her 10-month-old son asleep in a locked SUV.

Police were called to the 99 Cents Only store at 2270 E. Lincoln Ave. about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Someone had reported seeing a sleeping child in the Mitsubishi Montero parked outside, while the mother and her four other children, ages 3-6, were shopping, said Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez. The SUV's sunroof had been left open about 6-8 inches, Martinez said.

According to surveillance tape, the child had been alone in the SUV for about 20 minutes when a store employee noticed and was able to get the youngster out through the sunroof, Martinez said.

The child, crying, sweating and hot to the touch, was brought to the store office, where police and paramedics were summoned, Martinez said.

After shopping for about 45 minutes, the mother -- whose name was withheld -- and her other children returned to the vehicle, but the baby had been taken inside by then, the sergeant said.

The woman locked the other four children in the SUV, then went back into the store to look for her youngest child, Martinez said.

Social workers were called and a decision was made, with a supervising officer at the scene, to issue a misdemeanor citation to the mother and to remove the children from her custody temporarily, Martinez said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: endangerment

1 posted on 06/23/2004 8:34:20 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose

Sometimes mamas are creeps.


2 posted on 06/23/2004 8:35:52 PM PDT by Petronski (Ronald Reagan: 1015 electoral votes.)
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To: ambrose
The woman locked the other four children in the SUV, then went back into the store to look for her youngest child, Martinez said.

Words fail me

3 posted on 06/23/2004 8:36:51 PM PDT by Mo1 (50 States baby .. I want all 50 States come November !)
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To: Petronski

Don't be a fool - this is clearly the SUV's fault!


4 posted on 06/23/2004 8:37:16 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Petronski

Anyone can be a mother but it takes someone special to be a mommy.

I have a sign like that but it is for fathers. I thought it appropriate to change it to mother in this instance. While in the store she should have shopped for some common sense. Thank God someone saw the baby and got it out of there. Lord, spare the children.


5 posted on 06/23/2004 8:40:19 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers)
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To: Mo1

ditto


6 posted on 06/23/2004 8:40:37 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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To: cubreporter
**While in the store she should have shopped for some common sense.**

It was the '99 cent' store. You get what you pay for. :o/

7 posted on 06/23/2004 8:41:32 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE **BECAUSE** OF THE BRAVE.)
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To: ambrose

unfortunately, this issue has to be publicized every summer, all over again.


8 posted on 06/23/2004 8:42:24 PM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: Ciexyz

Some people have plum manure for brains.

And guess what? They get to vote!


9 posted on 06/23/2004 8:44:28 PM PDT by ambrose ("Wearing Religion on Your Sleeve," DemoRat Style: http://tinyurl.com/yvvmz)
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To: thoughtomator

My thought too, would anyone specify the car type if she did this in another car.
"Woman Leaves Child in Hot Fuel Cell Car While Shopping"


10 posted on 06/23/2004 8:44:59 PM PDT by SwedeCon
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To: Petronski

The Libertarian ideologues would claim that the store employee was being a busy-body, that no crime was committed, that the employee ought to be charged with burglary and kidnapping, and people should just mind their own business unless and until the baby was actually harmed.


11 posted on 06/23/2004 8:47:13 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad

You took the words right out my mouth.


12 posted on 06/23/2004 8:54:00 PM PDT by arjay ("Are we a government that has a country, or a country that has a government?" Ronald Reagan)
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To: ambrose

and they vote DEMOCRAT.


13 posted on 06/23/2004 8:54:49 PM PDT by buffyt (An "attack" in the USA is written in ink or paint. An attack in the Muslim world is written in blood)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

It's amazing that some $0.99 item is valued more than the life of her own child.


14 posted on 06/23/2004 8:55:00 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
Whatya gonna do? Force your values onto her?! That is the highest crime imaginable, according to the jaded moral-liberals. Nevermind that she forces her values onto everyone else.
15 posted on 06/23/2004 8:57:44 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: SwedeCon; thoughtomator

You know, it probably had to do with nothing more than what the headline writer thought would sound & look good on the layout page..


16 posted on 06/23/2004 8:59:04 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: Mo1
Words fail me

Let me help. To quote my father, "She doesn't have the brains that God gave a goat".

17 posted on 06/23/2004 9:00:59 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked
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To: Cultural Jihad
And if the mother is identified as an illegal alien, you would join the liberal choir, CJ.Funny how that works...
18 posted on 06/23/2004 9:01:22 PM PDT by sarasmom (Sometimes, I wish liberals had beliefs, so I could desecrate them. (spok))
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To: SwedeCon

If more and more people drive hot fuel cell cars slowly in the fast lane, then maybe we'd see those headlines, too. ;-)


19 posted on 06/23/2004 9:02:32 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
The Libertarian ideologues would claim…

My Diary
By Cultural Jihad

7:00 Alarm clock interrupted my nightmare about how Libertarians grew 23 feet tall and actually held elective office.
7:02 Thought about how annoying it would be if Libertarians did that, then got out of bed.
7:03 Entered the shower and thought about how Libertarians probably think polluted water is better than clean.
7:06 Rinsed shampoo out of hair, as Libertarian somewhere probably still slept.
7:08 Toweled off, while thinking about Libertarians and their stupid drugs and porno and how much I hate them!
7:10 Cursed Libertarians and their stupid ideas about property rights while brushing my teeth.
7:11 Remembered how much I hate libertarians as I rinsed toothpaste from my mouth.
7:12 Turned off the water and thought about how Libertarians probably leave it running…
7:13 Anger towards Libertarians reaches first fever pitch of the seven o’clock hour. It’s going to be a long day…
7:14 Damn Libertarians! Where’s my socks?
7:16 Found socks. Stupid Libertarian socks…

20 posted on 06/23/2004 9:04:39 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sarasmom
I have no control over your imaginations. Harming a child is everyone's business, regardless of the legal status of the irresponsible mother.
21 posted on 06/23/2004 9:05:08 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: FITZ
For information on this national problem go to website:

notevenforaminute.org.

22 posted on 06/23/2004 9:05:14 PM PDT by foghornleghorn
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To: dead
My Diary
By dead

7:00 Alarm clock interrupted my nightmare about how statists grew 23 feet tall and actually held elective office.
7:02 Thought about how annoying it would be if statists did that, then got out of bed.
7:03 Entered the shower and thought about how statists probably think polluted water is better than clean.
7:06 Rinsed shampoo out of hair, as statists somewhere probably still slept.
7:08 Toweled off, while thinking about statists and their stupid drugs and porno and how much I hate them!
7:10 Cursed statists and their stupid ideas about property rights while brushing my teeth.
7:11 Remembered how much I hate statists as I rinsed toothpaste from my mouth.
7:12 Turned off the water and thought about how statists probably leave it running…
7:13 Anger towards statists reaches first fever pitch of the seven o’clock hour. It’s going to be a long day…
7:14 Damn Statists! Where’s my socks?
7:16 Found socks. Stupid statist socks…

23 posted on 06/23/2004 9:08:22 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: SwedeCon

The first time some poor kid nearly roasts to death inside a Toyota Prius, are we going to see "Woman Leaves Child in Hot Hybrid While Shopping?"

}:-)4


24 posted on 06/23/2004 9:12:34 PM PDT by Moose4 (Yes, it's just an excuse for me to post more pictures of my cats. Deal with it.)
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To: AntiGuv

Evil SUVs have come to eat your children! REPENT, THE CONCLUSION HAS INCREASED ITS TEMPORAL PROXIMITY!


25 posted on 06/23/2004 9:14:14 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cultural Jihad; dead

Since a number of dead's items were specific to libertarians (e.g., "their stupid ideas about property rights"), your either didn't really read it, or you were too lazy to think up something different to substitute. Like "Those jackbooted statists and their stupid ideas about how everyone has the right to decide what kind of society everyone else lives in, unless he smokes weed." Come on now, at least give it an effort.


26 posted on 06/23/2004 9:15:10 PM PDT by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: dead

Very funny. And yes, it is funnier the first time.


27 posted on 06/23/2004 9:19:18 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: Cultural Jihad; arjay
The Libertarian ideologues would claim that ...

You are totally clueless.

28 posted on 06/23/2004 9:20:58 PM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: Cultural Jihad
Oh?
Are not all cultures and values equal?
Or is it only poor white/ black trailer/ghetto trash mothers that would act so abysmally stupid?
29 posted on 06/23/2004 9:26:52 PM PDT by sarasmom (Sometimes, I wish liberals had beliefs, so I could desecrate them. (spok))
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To: ambrose

I know better than to do that with my dog.


30 posted on 06/23/2004 9:29:47 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: thoughtomator
An SUV will only take so much abuse before it strikes out. Anyone in the vacinity when this happens may be injured or even killed!


31 posted on 06/23/2004 9:31:12 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: sarasmom
Hardly so.
32 posted on 06/23/2004 9:32:32 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
The Libertarian ideologues would claim that the store employee was being a busy-body...

Not this Libertarian. Quite the opposite reaction. The store employee intervened and desereves a promotion.

Individual responsibility vs. government.

33 posted on 06/23/2004 9:33:14 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: ambrose
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34 posted on 06/23/2004 9:34:15 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: dead; Cultural Jihad
Substitute "Kerry" for "Libertarian", and you have me.

Pretty strange.

35 posted on 06/23/2004 9:35:55 PM PDT by Delta 21 (MKC USCG -ret)
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To: ambrose

This woman is sickening.


36 posted on 06/23/2004 9:40:45 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: Cultural Jihad

Oh yes, Libertarians are for murder and endangering the welfare of children. /sarcasm off. Did you have a bad day or you just don't know what you are talking about?


37 posted on 06/23/2004 10:07:30 PM PDT by AUH2OY2K
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To: Ruth A.; dead

Yes, it was pretty funny.


38 posted on 06/23/2004 10:10:01 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I thought it went..."She hasn't the common sense that God gave a rock"...that's what my daddy always said...Though I like them both


39 posted on 06/24/2004 12:06:26 AM PDT by jnarcus
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To: sarasmom

HAng on there...some of us trailer queens happen to have sense enough to leave the doors unlocked....lol


40 posted on 06/24/2004 12:08:28 AM PDT by jnarcus
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To: ambrose
The woman locked the other four children in the SUV, then went back into the store to look for her youngest child, Martinez said.

Why didn't they leave someone there to wait for her?

41 posted on 06/24/2004 12:09:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: jnarcus

I like that saying. There are many people out there like that.

What the he$$ is wrong with this woman. Small children and animals left in hot cars always cause problems, and so on.


42 posted on 06/24/2004 12:14:50 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: ambrose
After shopping for about 45 minutes, the mother -- whose name was withheld --

Um, why?? Why wouldn't the police tell us the woman's name? If it had been a man who pulled this stunt, would the police have withheld his name? There's no next of kin to notify. There's no rape victim. The infant will certainly not be embarassed over this at least until it outgrows diapers. So why are they protecting this woman's identity?

43 posted on 06/24/2004 12:20:16 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (Ronald Reagan - Greatest President of the 20th Century.)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Very good response mrs. tiggwinkle. :)


44 posted on 06/24/2004 3:23:04 PM PDT by cubreporter (I trust Rush...he will prevail in spite of the naysayers)
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