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    OH - Park to press charges against mom who dropped 2y/o into cheetah pit

    Cleveland, Ohio Metroparks zoo says it plans to bring endangerment charges against a mom who dropped her 2-year-old into a cheetah pit, Saturday.

    The child fell around 12 feet but escaped with only bumps and bruises. The cheetahs did not attack and the boy's parents ran in and got him before help arrived..Zoo authorities say the mom dangled her son over the exhibit railings before he slipped from her grasp.

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...dangled_t.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Cleveland, Ohio Metroparks zoo says it plans to bring endangerment charges against a mom who dropped her 2-year-old into a cheetah pit, Saturday.

    The child fell around 12 feet but escaped with only bumps and bruises. The cheetahs did not attack and the boy's parents ran in and got him before help arrived..Zoo authorities say the mom dangled her son over the exhibit railings before he slipped from her grasp.

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...dangled_t.html
    Another case of just because you have a womb don't mean you should use it. Its staggering the number of fools. CPS should be knocking on her door. Just my frustrated opinion.

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    My Dad is just lucky he didn't drop me into the monkey pit when he dangled me over.
    This happens every single time I am at the zoo. Nobody ever thinks their hold on their child will slip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    My Dad is just lucky he didn't drop me into the monkey pit when he dangled me over.
    This happens every single time I am at the zoo. Nobody ever thinks their hold on their child will slip.
    I hear ya about no one thinking they would loose their grip. I could never in my life dangle a child over a pit of wild animals, a balcony or anything of that sort and think by doing so would be fun or funny. A foolish risk to take. Jmo

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    This was updated a few hours ago: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...dangled_t.html

    "The mother was also holding another child when the boy slipped from her grasp, he said." [Fire Dept spokesman]. bbm

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    This was updated a few hours ago: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...dangled_t.html

    "The mother was also holding another child when the boy slipped from her grasp, he said." [Fire Dept spokesman]. bbm
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    My Dad is just lucky he didn't drop me into the monkey pit when he dangled me over.
    This happens every single time I am at the zoo. Nobody ever thinks their hold on their child will slip.
    Why would you do that??? To tease/terrify the child? To get a better look at the animals? What happens when you do lose your grip? Such a foolish, unnecessary risk that isn't funny.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    Why would you do that??? To tease/terrify the child? To get a better look at the animals? What happens when you do lose your grip? Such a foolish, unnecessary risk that isn't funny.
    In my case my brother's $2 shoe fell in... so my Dad dangled me in to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    In my case my brother's $2 shoe fell in... so my Dad dangled me in to get it.
    You are worth alot more than $2.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    You are worth alot more than $2.
    He didn't drop me.


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    Metroparks plan to press child endangerment charges Monday. Too bad her name is being withheld from current media articles this weekend, because valuable crowdfunding cyber begging time is being lost!

    The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has served summons and plans to file charges on Monday against the boy’s parents for child endangering, according to a release.
    http://fox8.com/2015/04/11/2-year-ol...etroparks-zoo/

    Geesh...it is NOT her fault the both kids were squirming, and her hand was sweaty! It's not like the kid was mauled or something. Will the world just get off her back? Does anyone even begin to comprehend the trauma this woman has experienced? People were LOOKING at her. And not in a good way! That's traumatic to her entire self image as a mother. The damage is deep.

    Let's hope cheetah pit dangling mom has spent the weekend practicing her "tearful mug shot", and warming up social media for a lively crowdsource-fundraiser. This strategy was immensely helpful for child abusing AZ mom Shanesha Taylor, who netted $114K of "sympathy money", and about a half dozen wasted chances to have her charges dropped. She is currently awaiting sentencing, after pleading guilty, funding her baby daddy's rap album from the spoils of fundraisers, and incidentally, is pregnant with bundle of joy #4!

    But back to cheetah pit child dangling mom. I'm sure CPS will determine that all that is necessary for her to retain custody of her children, and get the charges dropped, is something like having her write 100 times:

    "I promise never to dangle any of my children over the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Cheetah pit exhibit ever again."
    In cursive.

    Then all will be forgiven. (And she will get a reality show contract.)

    It was just a little mistake, after all. We know she's a good mom, because she took her kids to the zoo for quality family time. Bad mothers don't take their kids to the zoo.

    Fire up the ****** funding sites! By golly, this poor victimized mother needs $114K or so to feel more empowered, and more in control of her destiny. IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Z View Post
    Respectfully snipped by me>>

    But back to cheetah pit child dangling mom. I'm sure CPS will determine that all that is necessary for her to retain custody of her children, and get the charges dropped, is something like having her writing 100 times:

    "I promise never to dangle any of my children over the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Cheetah pit exhibit ever again."
    In cursive.

    RSBM>>
    Maybe all parents and chaperones should be required to recite a similar oath upon entering a zoo. E.g.: "I promise never to dangle any of my children/charges over an animal exhibit."


    I'm so glad that neither of my parents dangled me over the gorilla exhibit at Florida's Busch Gardens when I was about 12 years old. You know how they say that imitation is the highest form of flattery? Apparently, not all primates agree. Boy, was that gorilla mad!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsFacetious View Post
    He didn't drop me.
    Not THAT time! But I bet you're a little bigger now and we'll see what happens the next time he tries it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Not THAT time! But I bet you're a little bigger now and we'll see what happens the next time he tries it.
    I was 8 or 9 when he did it the first time.
    (Just so you all know, he doesn't babysit my kids, okay?)

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    Not to take away from the stupidity of the mother, but this exhibit is a disaster waiting to happen. What's with the ten foot fence all the way around, with a big opening in front of the pavilion? It kind of defeats the entire purpose of the fence, and only a ten foot drop down into the pit. A cheetah can jump up to 15 feet high. Which means that they could get out of there if they wanted to. Clearly a serious design error.


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