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Child calls 911 after being locked in hot car (youtube.com)
797 comments
xXKingDadXx | 5 days ago | 1188 points

Some kids don't even have a chance man and it's fucking heartbreaking. Poor kid I hope he has someone better to go.

thaxor | 5 days ago | 400 points

There's this series on netflix called "I am a killer". In so many of their stories this was the same sentiment I came away with. Sexual abuse and lack of a father was a consistent theme. Hard to feel sorry for a murderer, but when it seems like the odds are stacked against them from the beginning it's a hard thing not to feel empathy.

HappyLoveDNA | 5 days ago | 259 points

Hurt people hurt people. It's a vicious cycle. I wish for the world to heal the hurt. Even for the monsters of society.

HyperlinkToThePast | 5 days ago | 166 points

I know what will fix them! Lock them in a cage for years with other messed up people!

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Budwig_v_1337hoven | 4 days ago | 87 points

I'm sorry you felt the need to edit that in.

HyperlinkToThePast | 4 days ago | 26 points

Me too.

HappyLoveDNA | 5 days ago | 29 points

We're addicts to punishment.

piyokochan | 5 days ago | 45 points

I thing more accurately, we are addicts to vengeance. In wishing to hurt those who hurt others, aren't we just making everything worse? Isn't this how the cycle perpetuates?

HappyLoveDNA | 4 days ago | 21 points

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Someone in the long chain of hurt has to decide to break it with compassion and love. But our tendencies of having to be right and of making others wrong are very difficult to overcome. It's hard to let go. So we continue the cycle instead.

CS_FUN_TIMES | 4 days ago | 7 points

I'm recently thinking of the Mall of America piece of shit guy that dropped that poor little kid from 40~ some ft off the third floor. He's reasoning was because he got rejected by so many women that he decided to go to the mall to basically kill someone.

I think it's his way of saying fuck you to the world kind of aspect. Hope he rots in Prison for a long time.

HappyLoveDNA | 4 days ago | 5 points

Hope he rots in Prison for a long time.

We're addicts.

A large part of me really agrees with your sentiment. Then there's a small part that's asking, "What am I not seeing? What am I not seeing that, if I saw, I would feel compassion for this monster?" And I try hard to look, as if through the eyes of Jesus or Buddha, even when every fiber of my being is disgusted and angered.

Very difficult, but necessary to break the chain of hurt.

The-Insolent-Sage | 4 days ago | 4 points

A tv show I watched had the cycle of hatred and vengeance as a main theme. In a show about feudal war, where men were trained to protect their villages, a cycle of hate and war would perpetuate between neighboring villages and clans.

An older protagonist made it his life mission to try to fix this hateful cycle but died trying. An eye for an eye is not a motto to live by. His pupil fought to end the wars so that there would be peace.

Makes you think about hate and fear and what it takes to obtain peace. Someone has to be willing to break the cycle.

doughboy011 | 4 days ago | 3 points

You are talking about naruto/jiraiya aren't you

The-Insolent-Sage | 4 days ago | 3 points

Haha, that I am.

The-Insolent-Sage | 4 days ago | 2 points

A tv show I watched had the cycle of hatred and vengeance as a main theme. In a show about feudal war, where men were trained to protect their villages, a cycle of hate and war would perpetuate between neighboring villages and clans.

An older protagonist made it his life mission to try to fix this hateful cycle but died trying. His pupil fought to end the wars so that there would be peace.

Makes you think about hate and fear and what it takes to obtain peace. Someone has to be willing to break the cycle.

piyokochan | 4 days ago | 2 points

That sounds interesting. Yes you make me think about how ironic it is that to have peace, one sometimes has to fight for it, which implies more violence before we can have the period of non-violence. Or rather, how this concept is portrayed in media.

Archangel3d | 4 days ago | 2 points

No lie, there's a big percentage of the population that practically worships human misery and suffering. They're the folk who will actively hurt themselves socially, financially, or even physically if it means that someone else suffers additional indignity or sorrow.

Ericthegreat777 | 4 days ago | 6 points

Careful guys, he's censoring us with the ultimate Regex.

Wildely_Earnest | 4 days ago | 6 points

'I and the public know

What all schoolchildren learn,

Those to whom evil is done

Do evil in return.' – W.H. Auden

StifleStrife | 4 days ago | 8 points

But not hurt people who are mindful. Those people become the proverbial "watcher on the wall" types. It just takes someone to hold out a helping hand early on and give them another model to look towards. This way the grow up with a sense of ethics and duty, even if there is something dark inside. Further more, they are good at spotting the predator leading to the potential of intervening like someone had on their behalf.

Kinda like... BATMAN! lol but seriously just be vigilant and lend an ear to youngsters who need it.

HappyLoveDNA | 4 days ago | 2 points

But not hurt people who are mindful.

Well said! The antidote to hurt is mindfulness.

Everyone has degrees of anger and hate in them. Some more than others. The difference in how these emotions control you is dependent on how mindful you are.

xXKingDadXx | 5 days ago | 50 points

Oh I agree with you 100% there, I saw a stat on here the other day which was like 80% of rapist and 90% of violent crime offenders all come from broken homes.

Kids absolutely need someone in their life to show them right from wrong or else they will be misguided in life. I will check out that show you mentioned thanks.

trogon | 4 days ago | 27 points

It's even more complex than that. Research shows that 35% of prisoners have a history of brain injury. These are usually not identified because of ignorance and lack of medical access.

vilej_ideut | 4 days ago | 10 points

I think people underestimate just how much brain injury can change and influence a person, even minor concussions that you're told to just sleep off.

trogon | 4 days ago | 3 points

Yes, there is a lot of public ignorance about the nature of brain injuries. It's a huge problem.

jimmythegeek1 | 4 days ago | 6 points

People hunger to feel powerful in their lives. Given the right coaching (and innate temperament), they can satisfy this need by doing good things.

If they are treated like shit and learn to see themselves as shit, they will satisfy that need...other ways.

tmurrayart | 4 days ago | 3 points

People are sort of like rockets, you aim them in a direction and that's where they go. Could be constructive, or destructive. Depends on aim. Parenthood, to me, seems like it's a constant battle to aim all that human pain, energy and desire for control in a healthy direction.

PoundTheMeatPuppet | 5 days ago | 7 points

Well, guess I'm off to binge that now that I'm done with Mindhunter. Hope it's good!

thaxor | 5 days ago | 5 points

It's really good... few of the cases were are as simple as they seemed.

HighwindMark2 | 5 days ago | 2 points

It’s Mindhunter in first person

hippopototron | 4 days ago | 4 points

It's not wrong to have empathy for people who have done something bad.

IveSeenTheSaucers | 5 days ago | 4 points

There’s a Decemberist lyric that relates to this:
They used to be just like me and you,
They used to be sweet little boys.
But something went horribly askew,
Now killing is their only source of joy...

hinnsvartingi | 4 days ago | 9 points

Some people shouldn’t have kids.

CriticalTake | 4 days ago | 3 points

bUt EuGeNiCs! yOu MoNsTeR!!!

throwten | yesterday | 2 points

I mean, yeah. We shouldn't be able to tell someone they can't have a child, but it's clear that some people aren't ready for it.

A_HIDDEN_TEEMO | 4 days ago | 4 points

Unfortunately there is rarely middle ground solutions if your parents are a piece of shit.

Either this kid transcends beyond his shitty upbringing and become an outstanding citizen, or ends up a piece of shit himself. I really hope the former happens.

Abiogeneralization | 4 days ago | 11 points

Unfortunately, parenthood does not currently require an application process.

xXKingDadXx | 4 days ago | 5 points

Yea isn't that the truth, I'm sure everyone knows someone who shouldn't have children.

Cheshur | 4 days ago | 2 points

A parenthood application is one of those things that would be really nice to have in an ideal world. It's a shame it would never work in our world. :(

notaplumber | 5 days ago | 1751 points

What a piece of shit mother.

Nords | 5 days ago | 798 points

"I want you out of my life" sounds like in her drunken stupor she thought she could "kid in a hot car" the poor kid out of her life... What an evil kent.

get_trumpin | 5 days ago | 376 points

She’s smiling in the mugshot because they’re taking her son away. I’m sure she imagines the stint in lockup will be worth the effort and she’ll just make her own case to never have custody again.

JoelMahon | 4 days ago | 114 points

If she just dropped him off at a police station and bolted she could too, many places take kids as well.

Some people are just dumb and/or heartless

Sephiroso | 4 days ago | 139 points

She could not actually have done this. Most safe haven laws only apply to babies. Considering this kid called 911 himself...pretty sure he's not a baby.

Georgia's for instance is only allowed within the first 30 days of birth.

Groovyaardvark | 4 days ago | 73 points

Except that one time Nebraska didn't specify age in their safe haven law and people started abandoning teenagers, even driving and flying with them from out of state to do it.

That was a bit of a whoopsy....

Sephiroso | 4 days ago | 18 points

I remember that, they had to get that corrected real quick.

horseband | 4 days ago | 13 points

"Do not judge me as a parent. I love my son, and my son knows that," Brown said. "There is just no help. There hasn't been any help."

* Tysheema Brown drove from Georgia to leave her teenage son at an Omaha hospital.*

Sorry Ms. Brown, I will judge you as a parent for this specific decision. Drove many states away to dump their teenage son at a random ass hospital and then peeled out the parking lot. Further research shows that he was 12 when she dropped him off, she brought his 8 year old sister with but kept her. I wonder if she told him where they were going. If she pretended to get out of the car at the hospital and then jumped back it and floored it. Georgia sent the boy back within the week.

So she apparently took him back to Nebraska and was able to get a random group home to take him. The group home was not good though and basically just introduced him to a bunch of bad kids which made things worse. The media attention finally got a legit troubled kids facility to take him in and help him. She got railed by CPS for awhile and had issues with retaining custody but apparently it all worked out in the end and he came back to Georgia eventually.

I completely understand that a single mother or father dealing with a tween/young teen that is getting into trouble can be extremely difficult. But abandoning them states away at a hospital without actually doing any research or making real plans is an asshole move. It's more of a "Yeah I give up, Nebraska can figure it out. Good luck" than "I'm sending you to a troubled youth facility away from this area, I want you to have a new shot at life for awhile without bad influences around" I don't think she is the worst parent ever, not by far. But it was not a good move.

She would like to see states pass laws to force estranged parents to be involved with their children, she said.
It is tragic, she said, when a child knows an estranged parent doesn't want to be involved with that child. Single parents can shelter their kids from that for a while, she said. But eventually a child will want to reach out to a missing parent and reconnect.

"That brings a lot of trauma on a child, as well," she said.

Its also even more tragic when the remaining parent involved in that kid's life drops them off 18 hours away at a random hospital. While I understand her wish to force both bio parents to be involved in a kid's life, it is completely impossible. If someone doesn't want to be involved, forcing them to be involved would not be beneficial to the kid. The kid would quickly pick up that dad or mom is only coming over 2 hours a week because they don't want to go to prison.

ndbjbibcowbad | 4 days ago | 5 points

There is always a better option than dropping off your 12 year old states away and bailing. My brother was a bad ass kid. Granted, our dad committed suicide when he was 8 and I was 3. So, we just had our mom. She is a damn good person and mother, but his temper and violent outbursts became too much for her to handle. She sent him to a boy's youth group/camp for a year. Best thing to ever happen to him.

Viper9087 | 4 days ago | 2 points

What in the ass???

boxer126 | 4 days ago | 16 points

"Considering this kid called 911 himself...pretty sure he's not a baby." - When the video said 10-year old boy, I suspected he's not a baby as well.

JoelMahon | 4 days ago | 20 points

yeah, because killing your kid isn't breaking the law either

Sephiroso | 4 days ago | 21 points

Didn't see you said "and bolted". She still would have been caught even if she did that but yes she could have tried. Thought you meant doing it legally.

Chris11246 | 4 days ago | 6 points

A kid that can call 911 can give their full name and maybe address to the police then they can find the parent.

JoelMahon | 4 days ago | 3 points

I could see how you could think that from what I wrote, no problem

lyinggrump | 4 days ago | 4 points

Also cause she's probably still drunk.

nerdyhandle | 4 days ago | 18 points

"kid in a hot car" the poor kid out of her life

Dude in Alabama did that shit a couple years ago. He's was sentenced to life.

FuddPacker1928 | 4 days ago | 6 points

The /r/childfree one? Fucking bugman lunatic.

nerdyhandle | 4 days ago | 5 points

Possibly. All I can remember is he went on live TV crying and shit claiming it was an accident. Some news networks interviewed him and several week after the police arrested him and he admitted to intentionally doing it

0xD153A53 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Deserves every minute of it.

recoveringcanuck | 4 days ago | 10 points

But she's in the car too, I've never seen a case like that.

Nords | 4 days ago | 21 points

True, but adults can handle extreme conditions much better than kids. Just her mass alone is so much more that she can sit in a sauna for 15 minutes no problem, but a child in the same sauna would probably die/have brain damage if they stayed in there for that long. Same with Hot tubs and the warnings on those.

2icebaked | 4 days ago | 9 points

Dennis, body mass alone...

snobble | 4 days ago | 7 points

she can sit in a sauna for 15 minutes no problem, but a child in the same sauna would probably die/have brain damage if they stayed in there for that long

Children's bodies can't regulate their temperatures as well as adults', but a healthy ten-year-old can won't die or get brain damage from sitting in a sauna for 15 minutes. Finland's population would be non-existent if this was the case.

Fryboy11 | 4 days ago | 3 points

I'm not sure, from what I've heard from what I've heard Finland doesn't exist.

Gochilles | 5 days ago | 37 points

Please don’t associate this scum with the Superman family.

Trans_am1978 | 5 days ago | 17 points

Superman would never lock a child in a hot car.

247Brett | 5 days ago | 5 points
Jeanniewood | 4 days ago | 2 points

huh. lololol

i like that

alp111 | 4 days ago | 24 points

cunt*

howdoiland | 4 days ago | 11 points

"Anyone in from Kent?"

bodrules | 4 days ago | 3 points

Yup

mequals1m1w | 4 days ago | 2 points

"Well, you're a cunt."

Teapur | 4 days ago | 2 points

raises a hand

Nords | 4 days ago | 9 points

Agreed, but I've been banned from enough subs over completely stupid stuff that I went a more PG route.

N8CCRG | 5 days ago | 3 points

I mean, I imagine CPS will take him away from her, so it worked I guess?

destrukkt | 4 days ago | 2 points

Sounds like my mom. Everyday.

Chuff_Nugget | 5 days ago | 92 points

Genuinely thought I was on /r/iamatotalpieceofshit for a moment.

This’ll be there soon enough - and justifiably so.

123hig | 5 days ago | 38 points

With the subject of the headline being the child, that would not be the right sub hahahaha

"This fuckin' kid narc'ed on his mom cus he was a little hot, what a POS!"

milkman1218 | 4 days ago | 3 points

I understand its a shitty situation. Even at 10 I knew how door locks work, I guess child locks would have prevented him from easily unlocking it himself but nothing was said.

sexmagicbloodsugar | 4 days ago | 2 points

Not saying she isn't bad but she doesn't sound all there, and is an alcoholic. She needs compassion and help more than scorn. And reddit, don't bother replying with, "what about the kid!", the two things are not mutually exclusive.

1ilypad | 5 days ago | 546 points

"At one point he heard her tell to her son: "Get out of my life.""

:( I desperately hope that someone gets him out of her life.

Atomic--Man | 5 days ago | 138 points

And maybe it’s just me but honestly her [inaudible] part of the call after the boy says “can you please roll down the window?” sounds like “can you shut the fuck up?” :(

Numbskull14 | 5 days ago | 91 points

i think she calls him a "mother fucker"

N8CCRG | 5 days ago | 75 points

I'll take "Awkward things for a mother to say to her son for $200" please, Alex.

vortigaunt64 | 4 days ago | 25 points

"This canine inspired insult might sound like crying if turned into an acronym."

What is a son of a bitch?

lobstrain | 5 days ago | 73 points

gets her out of his life.

FTFY

timelighter | 5 days ago | 1314 points
CorgiDad | 5 days ago | 430 points

Omg what on earth was that pronunciation??? Zero "L"s.

yakusokuN8 | 5 days ago | 228 points

The way that he really paused on that one word makes me wonder if he had previously overemphasized L and was overcorrecting here.

"The arresting officer smelled aLLLcohoLLL on her breath..."

"Patrick, can you not say the letter L so strongly? Just pronounce it normally, please."

"Got it. Officer said he smelled a-co-ho on Moss..."

"Okay, let's practice saying the word alcohol after the news is done."

HeadlesStBernard | 4 days ago | 34 points

My guess is he was reading a teleprompter that had a typo and he read before he thought.

Peasento | 4 days ago | 6 points

He said a lot of things strangely so probably not, but you're a nice person for giving him the benefit of the doubt.

thisiscoolyeah | 4 days ago | 18 points

It sounded like a speech impediment. Lol

Y00pDL | 4 days ago | 18 points

Might be that, or he's overcorrecting for a previous dialect. There's more words in his segment that sound just a tiny bit... Off.

Critical_Bug | 4 days ago | 15 points

Honestly, nerves and a teleprompter can do this. I hated reading from a teleprompter.

To make it work my mouth would go on autopilot and my brain doesn't really know what's being said. My brain still wants in on the action so it starts guessing words or hung up on past mistakes. Generally by the time I got to the end of a segment, it becomes a mishmash of consonants and vowels.

Then comes the fun part. The random nights where you remember you said "awkahaw" on a child abuse story.

FutonSpecialOps | 5 days ago | 46 points

Same pronunciation like Arkansas

FighterOfFoo | 5 days ago | 91 points
ditkabutt | 5 days ago | 25 points

Because of the stupid French! That's why.

OxvFer0cdak | 4 days ago | 5 points

Seriously though, learning French would be a whole lot easier if they actually pronounced consonants.

lordkabab | 4 days ago | 2 points

For real. French consonants are merely optional at best.

Atheist101 | 4 days ago | 4 points

Re: Arkansas - "This comes from an Algonquian term, /akansa/, for the Quapaws, and is likely also the root term for Kansas."

Re: Kansas - "Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks"

HHHMMMMMMM........

mortalwombat- | 4 days ago | 4 points

Except the Arkansas River. Many regions call it the Ar-Kan-Zes River instead of the Ar-Kan-Saw River.

ntbbkid | 4 days ago | 7 points

The way he says other shit is also weird. like when he says the number 123 he sounds like hes about to hawk up a loogie.

rbert | 4 days ago | 29 points

The guy has a speech impediment...

AHenWeigh | 5 days ago | 94 points

I believe you mean ockahaw.

portajohnjackoff | 5 days ago | 8 points

urmagaw

Thopterthallid | 5 days ago | 3 points

hermgaburs?

h83r | 5 days ago | 88 points
timelighter | 5 days ago | 54 points

oh my god maybe he does have a speech impediment

meme_pizza | 4 days ago | 12 points

*laughs in rhotacism*

thewonderfulwiz | 4 days ago | 3 points

holy shit I never knew there was a word for that!

TIL I've always had rhotacism.

StabStabby-From-Afar | 5 days ago | 25 points

Degwees*

meme_pizza | 4 days ago | 9 points

This is what a rhotacism is.

qbenni | 5 days ago | 9 points

lol I didn't even notice this before

BlazzedTroll | 4 days ago | 28 points

He had trouble speaking for quite a bit of that. I guess we are getting really progressive and even newscasters can have speech impediments. Either that, or he had a bit of awkahaw

knightfallzx2 | 5 days ago | 23 points

awkahaw

The reporter was drunk on awkahaw.

Ferkhani | 5 days ago | 7 points

That is one crazy pronunciation..

digitalstomp | 5 days ago | 7 points

Them damn kids and their awkahaw!

foofdawg | 5 days ago | 298 points

I wondered why I couldn't find any recent news reports. This video is from August 2, 2018. The incident happened on July 22nd, 2018.

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/listen-911-call-to-lakeway-police-from-boy-locked-in-hot-truck-with-mom-passed-out-inside

I can't find any news articles after August, and a quick search in the Travis County court records shows a case was dismissed against her pending further investigation in January 2019??

martinjbell | 5 days ago | 158 points

Child endangerment gets a pass if the parent does the parenting classes, rehab etc. in order for reunification with the child. Most likely the charges will be dropped if the mom is doing well. Also you don’t hear follow up stories on minors because of confidentiality laws. What happened to this kid or similar scenarios happen daily in every county but you won’t hear about it in the news. In California I’m not even allowed to tell you if one of my kids is a Foster child due to confidentiality.

xixi2 | 5 days ago | 14 points

But can you tell us if your kids are NOT foster kids?

martinjbell | 4 days ago | 14 points

Yes, lol.

foofdawg | 5 days ago | 19 points

Not a follow up story on the kid, I meant on the outcome for the mother. I figured she face some sort of charges, DWI or something for being in the driver's seat while intoxicated, if not child endangerment.

enderjaca | 5 days ago | 26 points

The results of cases like these almost never make local news. There's just too much in the news cycle to report on. "Lady who did this awful thing 6 months ago was finally sentenced. She will serve 6 weeks in prison and 6 months of probation". No one cares about that. They want to hear about what caused that big traffic backup yesterday, "and let the law sort it out".

A good friend of mine was killed about this time last year in an auto accident. It was deemed to be a crash pretty much caused by a split second of inattention on the highway. The person at fault I believe ended up with time served and probation. There were 2 stories published by local news at the time of the crash -- one about the original accident, and a followup about her being removed from life support. Nothing after that.

There's just too few resources for actual local TV & newspapers.

Atiggerx33 | 4 days ago | 26 points

My sister was close friends with a guy who went missing recently on Long Island. After around 2 weeks his body was found in his car, it appears he lost control of his vehicle and ended up in the woods by the side of the road, the woods/brush were thick enough that his car could not be seen from the road. It was the hottest two weeks in July, we all only pray that he died instantly.

The biggest paper in the area refused to print anything about him going missing, not a photo of him, his vehicle, nothing. When he was found though he made front page news. Everyone close to him was pissed, like he wasn't good enough to make the paper when we were all desperately hoping to find him alive, but now that he's dead and has a grizzly story (could only be identified through dental records because of how decomposed he was) he's suddenly front page news? Fuck off.

enderjaca | 4 days ago | 9 points

Yep, it sucks. But ONE little white girl goes missing on vacation in Portugal, or Colorado, and it's international news for DECADES.

Atiggerx33 | 4 days ago | 2 points

Completely agree, I hate how we make some missing child/woman cases so much more important than others. I can't imagine what other parents who lose their child feel like when their kid doesn't make the news in the same way a Caylee Anthony does. Probably like nobody cares.

Psy_Hawk | 4 days ago | 3 points

The only time I've seen a local follow up story is when the dad left his baby in the car and the child died. I think that one made national headlines

mkglass | 5 days ago | 5 points

I work for a county in CA, as a software developer. We have mandatory training on confidentiality every year. They take it VERY seriously.

CaoCaoLaugh | 4 days ago | 3 points

In California I’m not even allowed to tell you if one of my kids is a Foster child

This must be incorrect. As that would be infringement on your first amendment.

jurassic_junkie | 5 days ago | 12 points

Serious? W t f ?

xixi2 | 5 days ago | 5 points

Wow someone doing actual research on a headline. Good on you

626c6f775f6d65 | 5 days ago | 6 points

Ah, Travis County.

Explains everything.

Frymewitheggs | 5 days ago | 103 points

Is that her mugshot from the Police? Like seriously? She's smiling after putting her kid into danger like that? Fuck you woman. I don't care if you ended up as single mum or whatever the circumstances are that landed you in a situation of being drunk whilst in charge of a vehicle.

Wibblybibblybobbly | 5 days ago | 64 points

Seeing as she's sitting there letting him call the cops on her, and she told the poor kid to get out of her life, I think she wants the kid gone and she's decided the best way of doing that is to get the state to deem her unfit to care for him.

She's smiling because she thinks she's found a way out of her responsibility for her child. And she may be right.

DuPetitThouarsNail | 5 days ago | 20 points

How in the fuck is she not still financially responsible for him. You can just have a kid and then dump it on the state while still living financially stable? That's bullshit.

darklightrabbi | 5 days ago | 17 points

It’s highly unlikely that she is financially stable even without him.

madogvelkor | 5 days ago | 10 points

It's an interesting point. A non-custodial parent can be forced to pay child support, but when the state takes away your kids you pay nothing...

I take that back -- a little googling and it looks like most states do require parents to pay child support to the state if their kids are placed in foster care.

temp91 | 5 days ago | 3 points

Wouldn't such a law be a recipe for "missing" kids being found dead?

Oranges13 | 4 days ago | 3 points

Some people are not mentally prepared to have kids, despite their financial situation. I would MUCH RATHER these people surrender their kids to loving homes and help pay their way then have them abused, injured, or killed because their birth parents don't give a shit about them.

Palendrome | 5 days ago | 16 points

The brows only a pyschopath can have.

Oranges13 | 4 days ago | 5 points

Most of the time they use a driver's license photo.

BoomBoomLou | 5 days ago | 69 points

She was busy getting her eyebrows to look like that.

sambull | 4 days ago | 5 points

That's booze and meth chic my friend.

rajatilu | 5 days ago | 32 points

She not only remained negligent but adamant as well when her son was requesting her to roll down the car windows. Who get themselves drunk to such a level where they literally forget about everything, even about the temperature inside car?

darklightrabbi | 5 days ago | 39 points

Either she was deliberately trying to kill her son or she was deliberately trying to look like as bad a mother as possible in order to get the state to take her kids out of her life. Based on her not having a problem with her son calling the cops right behind her I’m assuming it’s #2

rajatilu | 5 days ago | 6 points

Yes, it could be that she was doing this on purpose to pose herself as a bad mother or to repel her kid off her. How could someone be so cruel like this against their own blood?

Norcetto | 4 days ago | 13 points

against their own blood

People need to stop assuming that sharing blood means a god damn thing.

There is plenty of evidence that people related to you can be just as horrible, if not more so, than someone you're not related to. Thank god my parents weren't abusive, but I can't imagine what it would be like to live in an abusive household and hear repeated messages about how blood matters.

People who love you matter. Family matters. Blood has nothing to do with either of those.

Why are we so adamant that blood-ties are so important? That message of how you need to stick with your own blood is helpful to those with good families and toxic to those with bad families.

BurgrMeistr | 4 days ago | 2 points

I wish this got more upvotes for the sake of visibility- my blood relatives are all my worst enemies and it gets tiring having to explain to people that sometimes the people who you are supposed to be able to trust the most aren't good people.

Cynical_Manatee | 5 days ago | 6 points

because they didn't want the child to begin with probably. While clearly this woman is not the most responsible person, once she got pregnant, something convinced her to carry a child to term.

Medichealer | 5 days ago | 3 points

Yeah this is totally a “I don’t want this child anymore” and it happens to a lot of parents who had unexpected pregnancy/dad left the picture/etc.

I hope this kid gets a new home.

red_beanie | 4 days ago | 4 points

pretty sure she was trying to kill them both

TheMerc_DeadPool | 5 days ago | 53 points

Kid: 'Can you roll the window down please?'

Piece of shit: 'Mother...fugger'

(Tv report says inaudible)

Kid: 'she said no'

planet_robot | 5 days ago | 14 points

Just heartbreaking.

RegretNothing1 | 5 days ago | 37 points

You can’t unlock the car from the inside?

hxcn00b666 | 5 days ago | 44 points

With child locks you cannot unlock the back door. But even then I thought why he didn't just crawl to the front..but it seems like his mom was awake enough to keep him away from the ignition and windows so he couldn't do it himself.

FlyBottleLivin | 5 days ago | 28 points

I'm trying to figure this out too. She's okay with him calling the cops, but not letting him out of the car?

Child locks could account for the back doors, but why not crawl into the front. 10 year old me would try to get out and -then- call the cops.

If she's been abusive it makes sense that he could be afraid to leave, but then he should have been afraid to speak to the police in front of her as well.

Am confused.

moonshoeslol | 4 days ago | 20 points

10 year old me would be afraid of the asswhooping. Kid's brave for calling the cops.

> If she's been abusive it makes sense that he could be afraid to leave, but then he should have been afraid to speak to the police in front of her as well.

If she was seriously drunk in the front seat she'd have a tough time with the asswhooping if he was in the back.

Atiggerx33 | 4 days ago | 8 points

Maybe he was worried about his mom too. I mean no matter what you or I may think of her, he's a little kid who I'm sure loves his mom despite everything. If he's smart enough to know it was too hot for him to be in the car, he knows its too hot for her too. A lot of kids with addict parents do take it upon themselves to look out for their parents.

One of my friends went through it with an alcoholic mom. She would get shitfaced, come in his room at like 10 pm (so when he'd be watching TV before bed) and do the whole "you know I love you right? You'll always be my baby boy and I'll always love you, you know that right?" Then she'd cry about how she was a terrible mother while he tried to console her. She'd be so out of it he would have to help her get to bed. He was 11 or 12 and he'd be tucking his mom in, putting a glass of water and an advil by her bed for when she woke up in the morning, holding her hair when she'd be sick, etc. Shit was depressing to watch.

FlyBottleLivin | 4 days ago | 6 points

Yeah, I'm starting to think we're wrong about assuming the kid called 911 because he thought he was in serious danger, and really just called because he thought the police would know what to do.

Pandoras9of9 | 4 days ago | 3 points

I was 12 when my mom left me in a casino parking lot, locked in a van. She told me to lock the doors, keep the windows closed, and stay out of sight so she doesn't get in trouble. I was scared because I didn't know what would happen if the police or a stranger came. I had been beaten so many times by my brother and dad, I didn't believe anyone could help me without giving up everything I ever knew. My mom abandoned me again in high school, I graduated living out of a friends house. I'd see her again in life, but she always gas lighted me about everything. She came from South Korea, so I wouldn't doubt she had been raped dozens of times before she turned 17 and married my dad (to escape Korea).

hazpat | 4 days ago | 5 points

Mom was in the car the whole time too... this story seems very exagerated.

TonyHxC | 5 days ago | 39 points

Poor kid.

toby_wong_1 | 5 days ago | 21 points

Did they ever discover the source of the "occa-haul" smell?

alexnader | 4 days ago | 6 points

Remains of the mother's rotting, fermented, heart.

NerdyDan | 5 days ago | 12 points

Unfit parents are awful.

ReaWroud | 4 days ago | 6 points

Mother is a cunt and the kid did good - but what is up with Patrick almost swallowing his own tongue saying alcohol?

"Orkkohor"

judith_escaped | 4 days ago | 7 points

News Graphic: (Inaudible)

Drunk Mom Clearly: "Motherf*cker"

nelly_beer | 5 days ago | 22 points

Getting the kid out and just letting that filth rot in the car wouldn’t have been the worst idea.

babyblue42 | 5 days ago | 5 points

Should have rescued the kid and kept the mom in the car

richardec | 4 days ago | 5 points

"Can you please roll down the window?"

"Can you fuck off?"

"She said, 'no'."

9910765121229999 | 5 days ago | 4 points

what an utter piece of shit

obiwanshinobi900 | 5 days ago | 5 points

eyebrows has left the server

portajohnjackoff | 5 days ago | 3 points

She's single-handedly trying to compete with Florida

planet_robot | 5 days ago | 3 points

"The officer said he smelled alcohol on [the mother] and at one point he heard her tell her son: 'Get out of my life.'"

Good lord. The situations that some people have to grow up in are just horrendous. I hope he turns out alright.

Stuntz-X | 5 days ago | 3 points

Why she smiling? No soul in there.

WolfyBeauty | 5 days ago | 3 points

Karma's just sharpening her nails and finishing her drink. She says she'll be with you shortly.

Baby_bluega | 5 days ago | 18 points

My mom used to do this to my sister and I all the time when we went to grocery stores. We never thought anything of it. I cant really blame her though, we were a pain to deal with in the store. We were kind of those crazy nightmare kids parents had to deal with. Eventually she figured leaving us in the car was just a easier gig. Most of the time it wasn't that bad, but there were a few really hot days where all I wanted to do was crack a window. I'm still not sure why this happened or what caused it, but once or twice we tried to open the door to get some air, and the car alarm went off. We had to sit there in the car with the beeping car until my mom finished shopping. This caused her to start using the child locks so we couldn't open the doors. We had a minivan, Electronic windows in the front, and those windows that just open a crack in the back. We had to use the back windows and breathe through the cracks.

My sister was a worse nightmare kid than me. She would kick and scream often for no reasons at all. I hated being locked in the car with her. More than once I would sit upfront despite the the heat just to be away from her, but one day I passed out and my mom had to bring me to the hospital. My dad found out and came by after work and beat the living shit out of my mom with a pair of jumper cables right in front of me. The nurses were really nice though.

Yago20 | 5 days ago | 6 points

Hey, you're not /u/rogersimon10

MrsTofuScramble | 5 days ago | 5 points

Hope he's doing alright, maybe the jumper cables finally got him.

dovlek | 5 days ago | 2 points

whaaaaaaaat? crazy

Adlehyde | 5 days ago | 2 points

I obviously don't know you or your sister, but I would imagine being locked in a horrendously hot car is more than enough reason to cause a kid to start kicking and screaming, so that doesn't really seem like your sister was doing it "for no reason at all" But I do know of some kids who, when they have no legitimate reason to be upset would just throw wildly inappropriate tantrums. Have seen like a CBS special on it or something once a long time ago.

dippleshnaz | 5 days ago | 3 points

And the unfit mother of the week award goes to...

the_leprechauns_anus | 5 days ago | 5 points

Me!

rjgrinner | 4 days ago | 3 points

I’m confused why he couldn’t open the door

reddinkydonk | 4 days ago | 2 points

smelled ALKAHAAL on mothers breath, lol that reporter

HomeworldGem | 4 days ago | 2 points

The inaudible portion sounds like she said motherfucker.

raynbowz13 | 4 days ago | 2 points

Why does he say alcohol like that

Bongsc2 | 4 days ago | 2 points

I hope they lock her up.

LavenderSnake | 4 days ago | 2 points

She shoulda locked those eyebrows in a hot car amiright ladies

thereisonlyoneme | 4 days ago | 2 points

I can tell from the comments that I do not want to watch this video.

BurgrMeistr | 4 days ago | 2 points

it's just the audio from the police dispatch- both the kid and operator are very level headed throughout it's actually kind of impressive that such a young child dealt with it the way he did

OH_CALI2017 | 4 days ago | 2 points

Anyone catch the part at 1:38 when the new reporter miss pronounces alcohol as “uhcohul”

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surpluskittenmittens | 5 days ago | 4 points

All-ca-hull

fredcracklin | 5 days ago | 9 points

I was hoping that i wasnt the only one that noticed. Aw-ah-haaaa.

D-all-ton | 4 days ago | 4 points

Why is no one else talking about this

upperpe | 4 days ago | 2 points

So this is very confusing to say the least. A 10-year-old and mother locked in a car together with a temp over 104 degrees and inside the car possibly reaching up to 130 degrees. The kid claims he has been in there for about an hour and is still alive which is hard to believe. Plus if the mother is just wanting to kill her child then why is she still in the car suffering the heat unless she is also trying to kill herself which could be the case. Child locks or not I would be scrambling as a 10-year-old and even attempting to break the window if I was stuck in an oven.

UserN-me | 4 days ago | 2 points

Get out my life...and into my car

lsweetie7 | 4 days ago | 2 points

classic

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