Archive | July 26, 2012


Mom Leaves Baby In Sweltering Car, Goes Shopping

There are some things in this world that cause me to shake my head over and over. Over and over , time again.  This is one of those times. The news story below is one of those reasons I shake my head over and over when I hear repeated stories. Taken from the AOL News feed  I receive on my browser; my senses as a human being, a mom, a grandmom, are all assaulted AGAIN with this kind of news. Unfortunately this news article never mentioned where or what part of the USA that this took place in.                                                               

I don’t mean to be judgemental but… Come “on People!

Temperatures reached an estimated 140 degrees inside the vehicle

A 25-year-old mother was taken into police custody after authorities found her 4-month-old baby alone in a sweltering car.

According to ABC News, the mother pulled up to a Toda Moda clothing store, rolled up the windows and casually went inside to do some shopping. Meanwhile, the baby girl sat in the vehicle as temperatures inside rose to 140 degrees.

Fortunately, a mall employee saw the baby and called authorities. An officer quickly arrived on scene and helped yank the window down and pull the baby out. The baby was motionless and the rescuers thought they may have lost her. The officer tried reviving child for several minutes.

When the mother finally came out of the clothing store, she found her baby near death and police officers all over the scene. According to a witness at the scene, the mother did not start crying until she was put in handcuffs.

The baby was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.”

(See ABC News video at link below. Sorry folks this Baroness has not quite figured out how to insert  video any other way.)…

I don’t believe that anyone is that dumb or uninformed about hot cars. I instead believe that this comes from either a place of laziness or selfishness. Or both. This baby’s life was endangered because of these two things?

Seriously, I’m quite disgusted.

Thanks so much for  the quick thinking of the first responders and with great gratitude for God.