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Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

A young mother forgot her baby in a shopping cart for 40 minutes.  She claims she forgot her baby because she parked in a different parking space and was out of her usual routine.  Do you think she should be charged with a crime? 

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

No....she made a terrible mistake.  I've never forgotten a baby but I have forgotten things that made me feel stupid.  I don't know her but if an investigation proves her to otherwise be a good mother, she deserves a pass.

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

Yes, that's neglect.  You cannot forget a baby. 

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?


@Mmsfoxxie wrote:

No....she made a terrible mistake.  I've never forgotten a baby but I have forgotten things that made me feel stupid.  I don't know her but if an investigation proves her to otherwise be a good mother, she deserves a pass.


Have to agree.  Do not know this person or what kind of mother she may be, so I will not judge her based on one mistake.

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

Of course! Probably on her cell phone instead of talking to her child like 90% of mothers out there. Somehow your child is only first on your mind when its convenient for you! 

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

i can understand forgetting and leaving the baby behind.  i'd like to hear her story for myself, but based on the info here, i don't think a crime was committed.  everyone can be forgetful as awful as it can be.

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Sorry, but that should be criminal, lots of parents out there who shouldn't be.

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Re: Baby left in shopping cart: crime or not?

Where was the shopping cart during this 40 minutes?  In the store?  In the parking lot?  I guess I don't understand the circumstances, but 40 minutes?????  Give me a break. 

 

Poor baby.

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@Willomenia wrote:

Of course! Probably on her cell phone instead of talking to her child like 90% of mothers out there. Somehow your child is only first on your mind when its convenient for you! 


I did not see where she was on the phone at the time.

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@tends2dogs wrote:

Where was the shopping cart during this 40 minutes?  In the store?  In the parking lot?  I guess I don't understand the circumstances, but 40 minutes?????  Give me a break. 

 

Poor baby.


    I am as confused as you are. I don't understand where she left the baby. Where was the cart all this while?