Saturday, July 08, 2006

Parents Behaving Badly


For the life of me, I couldn't decide whether this incident should be filed under Asshat of the Week, or Parents Behaving Badly. The menfolk in my home took a vote.

Asshat got the boot.

On June 30, a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper brought 22-month-old Calob White home.


His parents weren't even aware their baby was missing.

WTF?

How do you NOT know where your baby is at 10:00 in the morning?

Witnesses called the police when they saw a man driving a motorcycle with a baby seat strapped to a tote on a trailer hitched to the back. He was apprehended 4-8 blocks away.

Are you with me now? WTF?

Daniel White, the baby's great-uncle, was arrested and charged with first-degree child endangerment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Apparently he decided to take the baby to visit his brother, but forgot to inform the parents or use legal safety precautions.

The car seat was strapped to the trailer with a single nylon rope.

"He didn't see the reason for it not to be OK," said Sedalia Patrolwoman Victoria Kottman. "He indicated he had done this with his own son."

"They (the parents) were extremely shocked and upset that their uncle had made such a bad choice," she said.

"We thought he said he was leaving to find some Cherry Garcia!" they exclaimed in horror.

Ok, I made that last part up.

16 comments:

carmachu said...

*shakes head*

I'm not suprised, really. Just visit your local McDonald's with a indoor playground to see more stupid parents.

Unfortunately, it doesnt take much to MAKE a child.......sadly, any fool(and they usally do) create them....

Heather said...

OMG. Parents are idiots. I cannot believe that!

TxGoodie said...

"The women (who called the cops)were handing out religious flyers from a van in the neighborhood."

Oh, yeah, if it was in Texas I'd say those gals were dealing the Maryjane he was in possession of! (Pardon my dangling participle...)

Kid is probably lucky the dumb Unk used a kidseat and didn't just tell him to 'hang on'!

Mia said...

Oh for the love of pete this is the freakiest thing I have read in a long time. I had to read it like three times! Car seat strapped to a tote strapped to a trailor?!?!?! Whaa????

My neighbor just told me she doesn't make her kids buckle in the back seat because there is all that room ahead of them to stop them from going anywhere. I said "You're kidding right?" "What if the car gets hit from the side?" She said, and I quote "Then they wouldn't have much of a chance anyway."

Fuggin Stupit.

Nikki said...

It's okay Attila, you can shoot him.

I give you permission (wink)

carmachu said...

mia:

Thats *bleeping* horrible. They dont stand a chance?

Seems like she doesnt love them much....

Mr. Fabulous said...

I laughed like a manic at the line you made up!

Me said...

Oh. God.
This happened in Missouri???
Sigh.
I promise we are not all like that.
No, we really aren't.

Nightmare said...

This kind of activity always makes the rest of us that live in Missouri look bad. He should have used a tie down strap not Nylon rope. Idiot

Rhonda said...

Geezus. Why is it always in Missouri?

I'm so ashamed.

Jason said...

What an ultra-maroon

Pendullum said...

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto!!!!
What the heck is that???
What a WTF story...
and I am still reeling...

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Whoa. I suddenly think of myself as a much better parent. Thanks.

Yet, I am appalled and shocked and saddened by all of those invovled in that story.

Lisa

Tracie said...

He didn't see a reason for it not to be okay!?!?

What a moron!

lildb said...

I get a burning sensation in my chest when I read about stuff like this. I'm thinking it's heart bile. because, godddd but that's gross.

gleah.

kim said...

thats crazy!! ... stupid people are everywhereeeeeeee