Mother charged after leaving baby in car

Sep 30, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WIVB-TV Buffalo

A Wyoming County mother is facing charges. State Police charged 27-year-old Shannon Folts with Endangering the Welfare of a Child Monday.

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Mathew Alfes

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Oct 3, 2008
 
I truly think Miss folts just made a horrible mistake. I have worked with her and found that she is a caring and wonderful women. But due to her eco.sco situation in life. She was destined to fail. I believe the community should surpport her in any way possible.

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Oct 3, 2008
 
Mathew Alfes wrote:
I truly think Miss folts just made a horrible mistake. I have worked with her and found that she is a caring and wonderful women. But due to her eco.sco situation in life. She was destined to fail. I believe the community should surpport her in any way possible.
oh, so we should support her? We probably do already through her food stamps.
so she has a bad lot in life? oh boo hoo! She is destined to fail? What kind of friend are you? Do you give her moral support? Tell her to stop her dayam whining and grow the f up and get her life together?
What kind of nonsense are you writing?
let me tell you, my mother died when I was 3, leaving behind 5 little kids. There was no welfare or day care back in the 50s. My dad worked TWO JOBS and went to night school. My grandmother and other relatives took care of us.
My dad was a single parent, doing the best he could. And we were poor. My 2 sisters and I all slept in the same double bed. We didn't have princess barbie canopy beds. And a bunch of toys.
Back in the 50s, people were poor. Working long hours to make ends meet. My grandmother worked making hats. And nobody "forgot" us in a car or on the bus.
This is pure stupidity and neglect.
How do you "forget" your own child. Are you that stupid?
You train yourself when you leave the house to make sure the oven is off, iron is off, candles out, etc. When you are a parent you TRAIN yourself in certain things.
And you whine and have your friends say it is because you are poor, and blame your own stupidity on your economic/social situation.
what a crock of bulldung!
and if you believe it, you're as stupid as she is.
So tragic

Red Oak, TX

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Oct 8, 2008
 
On a talk show last week, over 33 children were left in vehicles over a span of a year's time. Does it say that ALL these people were STUPID as you put it? All those car makers out there, should focus on this instead of the nonsense of all those stpid bells and whistles WE DON"T NEED.When will people wake up to the fact, we as a human race are bound to make mistakes, depending on the stress we take on to have more more more, stuff. What happened to the simple life, without worry.Keeping up with the Jone's will always cause trouble.
TimeWarnercustom er

Batavia, NY

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Oct 8, 2008
 
I could not see that talk show because LIN broadcasting and Time Warner took channel 4 off the air.
Are you kidding

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Oct 8, 2008
 
I just don't see how being poor has anything to do with a person's ability to remember if they have a child in the car with them when they drive to their destination. When my kids were young, we had very limited income and struggled to make ends meet. I had a lot of stress in my life trying to help raise them, feed, and clothe them with limited resources. We made too much to get assistance other than WIC but not enough to get ahead, but I never forgot that they were in the car with me. I may have left behind a stuffed toy or two, but never a child!!! Here's an idea, go to the store by yourself, it saves you from having to say "No" to the little extra things kids like to talk parents into buying, and you can't leave your child in the car by "mistake" if they're not with you!
Jim

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Oct 13, 2008
 
Should be arrested.Simple as that.What is wrong with everyone these days.There seems to be an epidemic of stupidity going around.
sigh

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Oct 14, 2008
 
I am impulsive. The lady should be flogged. I have no idea what the temp was, or how long her visit was ( she was probably doing jager shots),
or how much, if at all, the child suffered, but i will share your bloodlust.
( sadly ) "Welfare bitc*. Paid to spit out kids.
I don't know exactly what happened, but the news told me this: The child was ok, living for now with relatives, and the mother is an idiot".
I agree ma was an idiot. But without knowing anything accept Don Postles reading off a teleprompter, who am I to say a God.damm thing?
Halloween is creeping up. Inspect your childrens
candy, because if you don't, Jim from Rochester
will request your arrest.
"What kind of parent ... apple ... razorblades .. "
life crotch

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Oct 14, 2008
 
sigh wrote:
I am impulsive. The lady should be flogged. I have no idea what the temp was, or how long her visit was ( she was probably doing jager shots),
or how much, if at all, the child suffered, but i will share your bloodlust.
( sadly ) "Welfare bitc*. Paid to spit out kids.
I don't know exactly what happened, but the news told me this: The child was ok, living for now with relatives, and the mother is an idiot".
I agree ma was an idiot. But without knowing anything accept Don Postles reading off a teleprompter, who am I to say a God.damm thing?
Halloween is creeping up. Inspect your childrens
candy, because if you don't, Jim from Rochester
will request your arrest.
"What kind of parent ... apple ... razorblades .. "
well, you said it yourself, "who am I to say a God.damn thing?
that's right, don't say anything until you know the facts. duh, it's called G O O G L E! And whether you took the time to find out the facts or not, why ARE you saying anything at all, when you question yourself anyway?

She left her 9 month old baby unattended in the car while she was in Tops for 30 minutes.
It was not that hot, but you just don't leave a 9 month old unattended. Anything could have happened. Some nut could have come along, broke into the car and kidnapped the baby. Carbon monoxide could have built up inside.
And just because the child is ok after the incident it makes it all right?
ithappensmoretha nyouknow

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Oct 15, 2008
 
Just don't do it, period. No matter what, take the Kids with you at all times if they are in the car with you. A few months ago, a young woman shut her door, locked her small baby in, had to call the police, to unlock the vehicle. She had her mind on other things-I suppose. But, she did the right thing, by quickly calling for help.I know there allot of silently mistakes out there, we are not crazy.
sigh

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Oct 16, 2008
 
No, it does not make it even close to all right, blog 9. The loser who did this will be taken care of. On Oct 3, no one knew the details. Was more info available that said perhaps what you said? Maybe, or maybe not. On its' first airing,
the news I saw was very sensational, yet vague.
As the news always is.
I saw nothing about the possibility of the carbon monoxide possibility. I heard nothing about the car being left on. Was it? I do not know.
Chances are this broad is an idiot. But this judgemental forum, this kangaroo court, this need to hate is sickening. As I browse these opine sights, I am increasingly saddened. There is a disconnect somewhere with our feelings about the world. So much of a lynch 'em attitude. Why? If
anyone believes I am still referring to the stupid, maybe criminal behaviour of the mother ( the star of the sight ), no. I am talking to you.
God help me if I misspelled something. I fear blog reprisal.
Concerned Citizen

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Oct 16, 2008
 
sigh wrote:
No, it does not make it even close to all right, blog 9. The loser who did this will be taken care of. On Oct 3, no one knew the details. Was more info available that said perhaps what you said? Maybe, or maybe not. On its' first airing,
the news I saw was very sensational, yet vague.
As the news always is.
I saw nothing about the possibility of the carbon monoxide possibility. I heard nothing about the car being left on. Was it? I do not know.
Chances are this broad is an idiot. But this judgemental forum, this kangaroo court, this need to hate is sickening. As I browse these opine sights, I am increasingly saddened. There is a disconnect somewhere with our feelings about the world. So much of a lynch 'em attitude. Why? If
anyone believes I am still referring to the stupid, maybe criminal behaviour of the mother ( the star of the sight ), no. I am talking to you.
God help me if I misspelled something. I fear blog reprisal.
kangaroo court? geez, lighten up! This is just an opinion forum. A high tech talk-around-the-water-cooler!
People have been judging and finding others guilty based on what they read in the papers and see on the tv for years! And telling other people of their views. So what?
The accused have their rights. They will go in front of a jury of their peers and be found guilty or innocent. What is said on an opinion forum has no bearing in a court of law.
And we have the Constitutional right to express our opinions, here on this forum, or anywhere else. And if in my opinion, or anybody else's opinion, we think this mother is guilty of child neglect, we have the right to express that opinion.
I think poster 9 meant that if you are going to express your opinion, then get all the facts of the case that you can. And I agree with poster 9. I also googled the mother's name and came up with the same information. There was no mention of carbon monoxide, I think they were pointing out the many possibilites of dangers involved in leaving a baby unattended in a car. Dangers that this idiotic mother didn't even consider.
sigh

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Oct 16, 2008
 
I didn't or wouldn't tell someone else to stifle their thoughts. But my opinion is people are more
filled with a way of thinking that is too impulsive. I mean, Bigfoot might have shown up, dipped the kid in blue cheese and eaten him ( or her ). Maybe Carbon Monoxide, maybe Bigfoot. Or neither.
I am talking about something bigger than this story, which thankfully did not end in a tragedy.
Our society is being steered toward irrationality.
"she is on food stamps, probably'
'she blames her problems on her economic situation'
'she should be arrested'
Jim told me I should google the story, since i do not know the facts. I don't know all of them!
I just think all of the hate talk is a different type of example of where we are going south.
Along with irresponsible parents, we also have
bloggers with beer muscles. And if they had a few feet of rope handy, well, let the lynching begin.
Concerned Citizen

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Oct 17, 2008
 
sigh wrote:
I didn't or wouldn't tell someone else to stifle their thoughts. But my opinion is people are more
filled with a way of thinking that is too impulsive. I mean, Bigfoot might have shown up, dipped the kid in blue cheese and eaten him ( or her ). Maybe Carbon Monoxide, maybe Bigfoot. Or neither.
I am talking about something bigger than this story, which thankfully did not end in a tragedy.
Our society is being steered toward irrationality.
"she is on food stamps, probably'
'she blames her problems on her economic situation'
'she should be arrested'
Jim told me I should google the story, since i do not know the facts. I don't know all of them!
I just think all of the hate talk is a different type of example of where we are going south.
Along with irresponsible parents, we also have
bloggers with beer muscles. And if they had a few feet of rope handy, well, let the lynching begin.
you just seem to keep mixing your sociology with criminal acts. The only thing you got right was when you quoted society "she should be arrested."
It doesn't matter about Bigfoot or even the Yeti, the point is: leaving a baby unattended is child neglect. And it MAY lead to arrest.
And in MY opinion, she should be arrested and charged, because child abuse and neglect is very serious.
sigh

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Oct 17, 2008
 
I will probably end up agreeing. Lets' not start licking our chops yet. Ok?
Aspen

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Oct 19, 2008
 
Ok all the negative moderations. No excuse no harm no foul. Does it make it better the child wasn't hurt? Yes it does. Is it an excuse.no it isn't. So before any of you finish your comments regarding crap ass remarks. I'm the babies father and as far as Im concerned she made a mistake, my son was not hurt, it isn't an excuse, the memory of the mistake will haunt her. So as far as Im concerned (as the father) I have forgiven her and moved on and.........as the father, its not a big issues as my son (again) is very healthy. So your comments, remarks, thoughts, feelings, etc..Mean jackshit. Grow up and pick something else to complain about like, The turbines that are being built for other states....There's a useless topic to whine about. All and all if you are thinking about her this much then, thanks, you must like her alot.
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Oct 19, 2008
 
I do think it is a cruddy story, but it aint for us hammer 6 feet under. It is for you to deal with aspen. Good luck. You are on target with people scream for blood before they know anything. Like its' 1680 Salem and its' witchburning time. Folks, with our natural curiosity, we should try to educate ourselves about the hell we are all in right now. Google cbs.com , and watch 60 minutes from 2 weeks ago.
Take 10 minutes and watch the 'Shadow Wall St' segment. Learn!!!
Miri

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Oct 20, 2008
 
It was a dumb-though not completely unusual mistake. It had nothing to do with whether she receives food stamps or not-that is a truly reprehensible comment.
It never happened to me when my five were small-but sometimes-after I listened to them beg and plead for everything from a five dollar box of cereal to a double pack of chocolate bars-I wish it had.
That was meant in a humorous way-excuse the tactlessness.
The woman should get a ticket-some parenting classes, and like someone mentioned previously-leave the kids with someone when you go to the store...
It is not nor was it a crime punishable by death...Lighten up.
I am confident that any other parents that responded negatively to this girl's foolishness-never-ever had to take their own kids in for medical care because they turned their own backs for a moment.
Aspen

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Oct 20, 2008
 
She doesn't receive any public assistance, never has and never will, she is very self sufficient and it does not in anyway bother her or I the comments made. Yes it is for me to deal with and so I have, I let it go and just as courtesy everyone else probably should? You would waste your life commenting about "any" other situation when perhaps maybe re-evaluating your own might be a better start? But for those with positive outlooks or comments "sigh" (posted before mine) or perhaps even Miri. I appreciate your outlook and the fact that some understand that everyone is bound to make a mistake. Look at it this way ( from recent events) she wasn't a woman who on live TV begged for the safe return of her 2 children and for whomever has them not to harm them and yet later that day came back to public television to let the world know they were safe..........that she had murdered them. That is NOT a mistake, shouldn't that be a focus?
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Oct 20, 2008
 
It's allot of the movies we see. For instance----look at that movie. Bastard from carolina-----Kids left in the car all the time, too many people see these kinds of movies, and think it is ok.All kinds of things could happen. I had a frend leave her little boy in the car while she ran into a super market in a little town, the kid moved the gear shift, and the car started rolling. Thank-God a nice man hurried up and stopped the vehicle from rolling by aplying the brakes, FAST.........before the car hit another vehicle.
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Oct 20, 2008
 
This is so far a nice change. Good luck Aspen.

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