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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
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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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