Skip to comments.Police: Mother held child outside window of vehicle
Posted on 10/12/2007 1:46:21 PM PDT by socal_parrot
A Pinellas Park mother remained in jail Thursday afternoon on $5,000 bond after police said she held her 5-year-old son outside of an SUV because he was causing a disturbance.
The incident began just before midnight Wednesday on 43rd Street North in Pinellas Park and ended with the arrest of 27-year-old Christina Adams.
Witnesses said they watched in shock as Adams at some points forced the child to run beside the car to keep up.
"To hang a child out of a moving vehicle like that is absurd," witness Victor Concepcion said. "Just holding the baby out of the window and I was like 'Oh no ... no ... no.'
"So I walked out to the end of the street. They stopped the truck. She sets the kid down and grabs the kid's hand. They start driving away again and the kid's running, trying to keep up with the vehicle."
Minutes after Concepcion called 911, Pinellas Park police arrived at the corner of 66th Avenue and 43rd Street North.
"It was dispatched out to officers in the area to be on the lookout for a vehicle that had a child hanging from the outside of the passenger window," captain Sanfield Forseth of the Pinellas Park police said.
"The cops had stopped them," Concepcion said. "She got out and she was urinating on the side of his car and she was screaming and yelling obscenities."
After questioning Concepcion and another witness, police arrested Adams. She's charged with felony child abuse.
"She was not tested to find out what her level was, but we are pretty sure she was under the influence of alcohol at the time," Forseth said about Adams.
Adams made her first court appearance Thursday afternoon. The judge allowed bond for her on two conditions, she have no contact at all with her son until the Department of Family Services has fully investigated the case and says otherwise, and no alcohol consumption at all.
Concepcion said two other adults were also in the car with Adams. The driver, who police said could face charges for negligence, and another passenger in the backseat. The child was not injured and is in the custody of his uncle.
Adams has been booked by police before. In 1998 she was arrested on criminal mischief charges, and in 2001 she faced charges of disorderly intoxication.
You can watch this story at your convenience on Bay News 9 on Demand, channel 342 on Bright House Networks digital cable
She looks awful darn happy.
Still waiting for charges to be leveled against Michael Jackson for dangling his kid over a balcony.
I'll pass. Just reading about it was bad enough.
“She looks awful darn happy.”
She looks awful darn STUPID.
I know it’s crossed my mind with a 8 month old.
(Kidding of course)
Evidence that some mothers are even worse than Brittany Spears.
Meth-whore. Has the same goofy smile my SIL has all the time who is one.
OK, you're right.
But in family court, a mother’s bond with her child is sacred.
A father’s bond? Somewhat less so, to be generous.
Suffice to say the entire dialog has caused some friction in our lives.
Aye aye aye.
Thankfully my SIL is in the big house until November 2008 ( she just went last month ). She was in a DWI wreck last year where she paralyzed the other driver. She has yet to accept culpability and wanted to claim her necessary hip replacement as injury from the wreck the other driver caused and glean sympathy.
Thank goodness my wife had seen this behavior too long and had cut her loose a wile back ( before the wreck ) and told her to stay away. They family is upset that we think it is for the best. I told them at this point I don’t give a s&*t if they like it or not.
The incident began just before midnight
First sentence tells you there is a serious problem
What mother has a 5 year old up at midnight?
1) The family members who don't see the enormity of the problem while defending and making excuses for the addict, and who attack you for being oh-so-callous and cruel to their poor little angel, and
2) Me and a select few others for whom the problem is obvious.
Huh? Concepcion was just a bystander/witness.
Being former LEO they get really turned off at my “she gets what she deserves” attitude.
At least she’s not calling my house anymore at 1am when she is tweaking waking me up.
Yes and the witness said ‘she’ was urinating on the side of the car. How does a she do that?
That’s a man, baby!
One day the toddler comes around the hall corner WITH MOM'S PIPE IN HER HAND. Instead of calling the cops and CPS, (meth-sis's) mom and dad took the pipe away, locked it in the safe, and said "don't ever do it again or we will turn this over to the police".
I have never seen two bigger enablers than her parents. They just don't get it. They think it is akin to throwing eggs at cars, or smoking cigarettes behind the barn.
I was wondering about that too - but I’m not sure I want to ask my wife to know the answer!
Ahhh childhood memories. Good Times, Good Times.
I'm not a Dr Laura or Dear Abby, but you should really consider turning her in before something tragic happens. Odds are, not much will happen to her except that she will get into the system and, hopefully, they will offer her help. If she does not want it [and she probably won't], fine. It's her choice. But they will almost certainly force her out of the same house as the child. I realize this is a bad situation for you, but if your fiance is going to side with her meth addict sister over you doing what's right for the welfare of that toddler, wouldn't you rather know now?