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Old 07-26-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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The woman said her first instinct was to get the infant girl out,
but the doors were locked and the windows were rolled up.[LEFT]
Read more: Woman saves baby locked in hot car | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC (http://www.heraldonline.com/2010/07/25/2333735/mom-charged-after-baby-left-in.html#ixzz0unZNd6JF - broken link)
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I hope the mother who left her baby gets the book thrown at her, but somehow they always get off scot free. I think the punishment for doing this to a child (or animal) should be to be locked in a hot car in the sun for at least the same amount of time she left her child in that condition.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I do wish she would be charged with felony child abuse, not just a misdemeanor. One of the hottest days of the year! She can't have not known it would be a problem. Or are people really that ignorant?

And this: "Officers said Jones told them she was in the store for about 10 minutes." You *know* that's a lie! I've never in my life been able to go in & out of a Wal-Mart in less than 30 minutes, even when I know exactly what I'm getting, grab it and go.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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After reading some of the comments on the article's site, I have to agree that the mother should be charged with felony child abuse. I also like the idea of keeping a small hammer in the car to crack the glass window open in cases like this. I just hope that poor baby fully recovers & thank God for the woman who sprang into action & saved that child!
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Wow the Mom doesn't even try come up with a halfway understandable excuse such as "forgetting" the kid was back there???

Nope.. she just opts for the I don't give a damn!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Wow the Mom doesn't even try come up with a halfway understandable excuse such as "forgetting" the kid was back there???

Nope.. she just opts for the I don't give a damn!
People like this should be sterilized

How in God's name does anyone in today's world not know how dangerous leaving a child or pet closed up in a hot car is??

There is no excuse for such ignorance. Do we need to maybe have a running checklist of items that nurses must go over with new parents before they leave the maternity ward?? It would have to have this as the #1 rule:

1) Don't ever leave your child unattended, ESPECIALLY in a car in the middle of a heat wave.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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I have to say I am mystified as to why it took 25 minutes from the time she noticed the baby until the time she was freed. Would have taken me less than 10 seconds to figure out how to break the window, and Im really not sure why that didnt occur to the firemen. There is absolutely no excuse to leave a child locked in a car on a 98 degree day-none. How this wasnt felonious is beyond my ability to comprehend. I hope the baby is ok, taken from the mother, and given to someone with at least half a brain (which by coincidence is the amount of brain it would take to know that this was a bad idea!).
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:32 PM
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Location: Charlotte, NC
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Who ever locked the baby in the car should be pistol whipped.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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I cannot believe that people still engage in this behavior. There is no excuse for this. Totally ridiculous. Shame shame shame
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Channel 3 interviewed the mother.

"I FORGOT"

That's her reason?
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