Is this mom a felon? Opinions please...
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|Fri, 07-11-2003 - 10:02am|
"Jane Doe, 42 of Westport was arrested on felony charges of child neglect when she left her 9 year old child alone in the car of the Barnes and Noble parking lot. Her son was asleep and she didn't want to wake him while she went inside to see if the new Harry Potter book she ordered had arrived....blah, blah, blah".
Now, I got a little worried, because just the day before I left my sons (10 and 13)in the car with bare sandy feet while I went in to pick up shirts at the cleaners. It would never occur to me that I could be arrested. I personally didn't think that leaving a 9 year old in the car while you ran into the store was so heinous. What do you think?
And I'll tell you this, I called the police station to ask just what age you COULD leave kids in the car if you ran into a store. I'll give everyone the answer later on, but I'm curious as to what everyone thinks about this. Opinions ladies?