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Tow Truck Driver Tows Away Child

Tending to Baby: Don't Leave Baby in the Car

For so many reasons, you should never leave your child alone in the car. But, now you can add this reason to the list – heaven forbid the vehicle gets TOWED away!

According to the La Crosse Tribune, a Dallas woman left her snoozing seven–year–old boy in her illegally parked car while she ran upstairs to grab something from her apartment. But, she was gone long enough for a tow truck to come and take the car.
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Luckily for the mama, the truck driver realized there was a kid in the car and apparently raced back to the scene where he unhooked the car and sped off. He was later arrested for child endangerment, but officials expect the charges will be dropped as he had no idea the boy was present at the time of towing. To be honest, I'm a tad surprised the mother wasn't taken in on the same charge!

Regardless, it's a good reminder to always keep your eyes on your tot.


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SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
phatE --ahh see where I live they can't just tow you for fun. They have to be called by the person who owns/represents the property. I still don't believe that she just went up for a quick second to pick something up. It takes at least a minute to hook up a car to a tow truck. A car doesn't just "volunteer" to go either. It has to be a real process to get a parked car out onto a tow truck.
Moms Moms 9 years
I agree with kikidawn — who would take the chance! She had to be upstairs for a while while he hooked the car up.
phatE phatE 9 years
kimdangirl - where i live, tow trucks are like freakin flys. they are paid on commission and park in random spots waiting to see someone violate parking regulations.. they definitely aren't called.. people are towed all of the time.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
This is just crazy!
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I can't believe the driver would be considered for charges and not the mother! She left her child in the car. I am sure they could argue the driver should have checked the car first, but who expects a sleeping child in a parked car? Also, Dallas, TX was almost 80 degrees on that day, way to hot for an 8 year old to be left in a vehicle. Plus she was parked in a fire lane which could have caused major problems had an emergency occurred. I can't stand when people do not pay attention to parking signs and then get mad at tow truck drivers doing their jobs. I dislike people who leave children alone in cars even more.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I don't believe for a second that this lady RAN upstairs to pick something up from her apartment. Tow truck drivers don't pick up cars for sh*ts and giggles. They have to be called by someone, which takes a longer than it takes to run and grab something out of a house. My mom once called the police on someone who left their kids in the car. My mom was on the phone with the 911 operator when the mom came out and started pleading with my mom. She said "oh but my son is 8, he can take care of himself." My mom said to the 911 operator "do you think it's safe to leave an 8 year old in a car with his 2 year old sister?" Some people are freaking idiots. Hopefully this lady learned her lesson and never did that again.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Yikes!! Why on Earth the tow truck driver would be considered for a charge before the mother I have no idea. I was leaving Starbucks a few weeks ago when I was in Oregon and was TOTALLY shocked when a mother left her rear facing infant and her young toddler in the back seat and ran in to get coffee. :jawdrop:
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
wow, I have never left my kid in the car and been out of eye shot, no. I would be so nervous doing that for even a minute!! I am glad her child is ok.
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