Parents of 14 Leave Son at CA Rest Stop

Parents of 14 Leave Son at CA Rest Stop

There are 84 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jan 21, 2008, titled Parents of 14 Leave Son at CA Rest Stop. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

The parents of a six-year-old boy who left their child at a rest stop near Colfax Saturday afternoon were reunited with him Saturday night, according to a Placer County Sheriff's spokesman.

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Since: Jun 07

Gadsden SC

#62 Jan 23, 2008
copperlady wrote:
<quoted text>Once again...how do you know the info. you just gave. Where did you get it from? The article did NOT give all this detail about them taking care of their children w/o help from the state. NOR that ALL the children are by the same person. Geeeez! You white people are simply going by a picture of a "little white boy". Therefore you have INVENTED rest of the story, based on RACE. Such hypocrites...it's ALMOST funny!!
What you mad because you have baby daddy's instead of a husband!

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#63 Jan 23, 2008
Kate wrote:
How can they not be charged? Are they prominent people or something? Can you imagine what could have happened to this child in an hour?
Well, my take is that it was an accident. It is easy to see that someone could be overlooked in such a large family. They called the cops as soon as they disc. him missing. They didn't mean to do it. I think that that has a lot to do with whether and how someone is charged with something. I could be wrong, but I have a case in point:

One of the Deacon's at my Aunt's church came to the church one morning and went to work. When he left that afternoon, he found his daughter (I think she was 2) dead in her car seat. He had forgotten her that morning because she had fallen asleep and he had been "out of the habit" of taking care of her because he had just gotten back from a long trip. Normally, the child was watched in the nursery at church while he worked. He was not charged with negligence or anything. Not one thing. The feeling was at my Aunt's church (and I guess by the cops since they didn't charge him) was that he had already suffered enough, and so shouldn't be charged.

The cynic in me feels that if he had not been a well-to-do, white, church Deacon, he would have been charged with everything the law could throw at him. I do not think that if that had happened to a black man, or even a white atheist, that he would have rec'd such an outpouring of support from the community either.
Mary from West Columbia

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#64 Jan 23, 2008
This is absolutely believable though hard to imagine for some. My parents had seven children and it happened to them twice. The first time, my youngest brother was discovered to not be in the car about two minutes after we left. The second time, well, we had Mom take a bunch of us to the store, including neighborhood friends. About thirty minutes after getting back home, someone drove up with my youngest brother in the car, bringing him home. It may sound strange to some, but with a crowd of children, it's very easy to happen so don't be too hard on this family! Imagine, 14 children all talking, laughing, playing or fussing at one time, in a car. Only those who have experienced it know what it's like. I'm very happy the child is back with the family.

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#65 Jan 23, 2008
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
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The cynic in me feels that if he had not been a well-to-do, white, church Deacon, he would have been charged with everything the law could throw at him. I do not think that if that had happened to a black man, or even a white atheist, that he would have rec'd such an outpouring of support from the community either.
I don't know about that, two years ago I accidentally left my nephew in the car, we were rushing leaving a church program and he asked if he could ride with me, I put him in his seat locked him in and went about 10 minutes up the road to our community center for a program I got out the car ran into the center, and about 20 minutes later, my mama asked where is your nephew, I ran out to the parking lot and he was gone, he had awaken and found the park ranger he was sweating and crying and all I could do was cry and thank God... That's why I always say "we are all one second away from being the next headline in the news."
BOOGER

Columbia, SC

#66 Jan 23, 2008
You think they need another child? Dang talking about gettin BUSY!!!!

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#67 Jan 23, 2008
Thundercat wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know about that, two years ago I accidentally left my nephew in the car, we were rushing leaving a church program and he asked if he could ride with me, I put him in his seat locked him in and went about 10 minutes up the road to our community center for a program I got out the car ran into the center, and about 20 minutes later, my mama asked where is your nephew, I ran out to the parking lot and he was gone, he had awaken and found the park ranger he was sweating and crying and all I could do was cry and thank God... That's why I always say "we are all one second away from being the next headline in the news."
It may have been diff. if your nephew had not been OK. Thankfully he was. You are absolutely correct, we are all one second away from being a headline. People should keep that in mind and not be so ready to cast the first stone.
Bakerz duzzin

Columbia, SC

#68 Jan 23, 2008
Maybe they shoulda had only 13 kids!

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Since: Jun 07

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#69 Jan 23, 2008
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
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It may have been diff. if your nephew had not been OK. Thankfully he was. You are absolutely correct, we are all one second away from being a headline. People should keep that in mind and not be so ready to cast the first stone.
Yeah that was devastating to me! My only thoughts were that "I could've killed him" I was crying and he said "Auntie don't cry I'm okay" A few days later, he was talking to us about what happened, and he said "I woke up and let me get the hell out of here", I still think about what happened all the time... And when I read about things like this happening I say "it could happen to anyone."
copperlady

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#70 Jan 23, 2008
Thundercat wrote:
<quoted text>What you mad because you have baby daddy's instead of a husband!
Poor,poor, uninformed, still in the dark ages,living under rocks, white people. "baby daddy's,really! You know, some of us are exactly LEGALLY married. I bet you think all of us say DY-NO-MITE!, when we get excited too, huh?

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#71 Jan 23, 2008
copperlady wrote:
<quoted text>Poor,poor, uninformed, still in the dark ages,living under rocks, white people. "baby daddy's,really! You know, some of us are exactly LEGALLY married. I bet you think all of us say DY-NO-MITE!, when we get excited too, huh?
Haha, gotta love Jimmie Walker. How are you Mrs. Copperlady.

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Since: Jun 07

Gadsden SC

#72 Jan 23, 2008
copperlady wrote:
<quoted text>Poor,poor, uninformed, still in the dark ages,living under rocks, white people. "baby daddy's,really! You know, some of us are exactly LEGALLY married. I bet you think all of us say DY-NO-MITE!, when we get excited too, huh?
Well if you are "exactly LEGALLY married" then Perhaps you are living under the rock, because "exactly" does not fix that sentence at all, the proper word should be "actually", also I've said that I am not white!
copperlady

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#73 Jan 23, 2008
Thundercat wrote:
<quoted text>Well if you are "exactly LEGALLY married" then Perhaps you are living under the rock, because "exactly" does not fix that sentence at all, the proper word should be "actually", also I've said that I am not white!
ACTUALLY, EXACTLY,....you STILL know what it mean! And if you are NOT white, what are you.? Or are you an "other"? Either way...you STILL are living in the dark ages. You ACTUALLY ARE!!!!
copperlady

Blythewood, SC

#75 Jan 23, 2008
bandit_ wrote:
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Haha, gotta love Jimmie Walker. How are you Mrs. Copperlady.
What's up bandit! I'm doing fine...hope you are too!
king

West Columbia, SC

#76 Jan 23, 2008
bandit_ wrote:
ok #1-#8 are tucked in.#10-14 are in bed. Where is #9. KEVIN!!!!
hahahaha now thats a good one!!!!

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#77 Jan 24, 2008
copperlady wrote:
<quoted text>Poor,poor, uninformed, still in the dark ages,living under rocks, white people. "baby daddy's,really! You know, some of us are exactly LEGALLY married. I bet you think all of us say DY-NO-MITE!, when we get excited too, huh?
LOL

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#78 Jan 24, 2008
Thundercat wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah that was devastating to me! My only thoughts were that "I could've killed him" I was crying and he said "Auntie don't cry I'm okay" A few days later, he was talking to us about what happened, and he said "I woke up and let me get the hell out of here", I still think about what happened all the time... And when I read about things like this happening I say "it could happen to anyone."
Hey, I got a question completely off subject. Is your pic a smurf b/c you couldn't find one of a Thundercat? Your a big fan of 80's cartoons? Just wondering. Have you seen the spoofs of the Thundercats cartoons on Youtube? Crude but funny.
Lisa

Maxton, NC

#79 Jan 24, 2008
With that many children, what about roll call, and I also thought about Joe Dirt!!

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#80 Jan 24, 2008
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
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Hey, I got a question completely off subject. Is your pic a smurf b/c you couldn't find one of a Thundercat? Your a big fan of 80's cartoons? Just wondering. Have you seen the spoofs of the Thundercats cartoons on Youtube? Crude but funny.
Actually I got the name "thundercat" while I was playing softball, but I am a fan of them, I do have some pictures, as far as Brainy Smurf; with each comment I post of course I think that I am right(just as everyone else does), and his picture just matches! But yes I am a big fan of the 80's cartoons, I'm a 80's baby!

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#81 Jan 24, 2008
Thundercat wrote:
<quoted text>Actually I got the name "thundercat" while I was playing softball, but I am a fan of them, I do have some pictures, as far as Brainy Smurf; with each comment I post of course I think that I am right(just as everyone else does), and his picture just matches! But yes I am a big fan of the 80's cartoons, I'm a 80's baby!
yeah - 80's cartoons are the best. I love Cartoon Network! there are some really cool box sets out of all the Voltron cartoons - we've been looking for Thundercats but haven't found it yet.

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#82 Jan 24, 2008
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
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yeah - 80's cartoons are the best. I love Cartoon Network! there are some really cool box sets out of all the Voltron cartoons - we've been looking for Thundercats but haven't found it yet.
I found thundercats at Best Buy. But I think it's only the first two seasons that I have found

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