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Don’t let this happen to you! – Man arrested for leaving child in car during late-night movie

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 21-07-2008

I always feel horrible for the parents who are arrested for doing something all of us have done at one point: drove without a seatbelt, left the car seat at home, and the worst, left the car seat on the car and pulled away with baby on top. Some of these stories are so sad and injust, just compounding a tragedy that has had major costs to a family. Any harried parent with multiple children has to sigh, and think, “there but for the grace of God…”

However, when you read stories like the following, you have to wonder how some folks made the decision to be parents in the first place.

A man anxious to see the new Batman movie missed out on the ending after police arrested him for leaving his child in the car. The 2-year-old boy was found sitting in a car in the parking lot of the theater Saturday night.

Even though it was dark outside, temperatures in the car were still high, and that wasn’t the only threat facing the child.

This happened in South Salt Lake at 1:00 in the morning. The child had been in the car for well over two hours in a parking lot that has signs that say “park at your own risk.”

[From ksl.com – Man arrested for leaving child in car during late-night movie]