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    KY - Retail Clerk Charged With Failing To Help Child Locked In Hot Car

    Why on earth would she refuse to let someone use a phone to report this?

    LEXINGTON, Ky. A prosecutor says a retail clerk has been charged with a misdemeanor for failing to assist a child locked inside a hot car in the store's parking lot.
    Assistant Fayette County attorney Brian Mattone said Thursday that Elizabeth Miller of Richmond has been charged with one count of failing to report neglect or abuse of a child. If convicted, she faces up to 90 days in jail and a $250 fine.
    The alleged incident occurred at a Bed, Bath & Beyond store in Lexington. The child's mother, Tanuja R. Patel, was charged with wanton endangerment. more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,421067,00.html

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    What an evil witch she is for not letting them report this! What if that baby had died?! I am glad that she is being charged. I hope that she and the momster both get the maximum allowed for the charges.

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    I keep a tool in the car just for the purpose of busting a window out in case I ever see a child in a hot car. People who stand by and do nothing are just as guilty, IMO.
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    That is sad. Why would you not try to help!!

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    Very nice. Kind of ironic BB&B didn't have any statement to make now--they made one right after this happened practically praising the clerk. (Stories on Consumerist.com.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthful Lies View Post
    I keep a tool in the car just for the purpose of busting a window out in case I ever see a child in a hot car. People who stand by and do nothing are just as guilty, IMO.
    Me too!!! I keep this cute little crow bar in my car for the purpose of getting a child or animal out of a locked, hot, car.....or for the purpose of bashing the brains out of a carjacker. Never had to use it for either situation...but ready if needed.

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    It could have been store policy! I worked at a grocery store years ago and someone came in and said someone had left their child in the car...it was not real hot out but it was cooler anyhow, my supervisor was there and she would not let me call 911....it was against store policy to get involved...they were afraid of a law suit, anyhow what i ended up doing was let the customer call 911 themselves on the store phone....

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    Store policy or not, I would lose my job before I watched a child lose their life.

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    You guys would be suprised. Over here at an Old navy store a woman left her 1 year old in the car when a friend of mine pulled up and saw her, she waited outside the car for about 15 minutes for the mother then called the cops and they showed up and waited as well. when the mom came out they told her not to do it again and let her go! Thank goodness it wasnt real hot out yet or she would have been dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teonspaleprincess View Post
    Store policy or not, I would lose my job before I watched a child lose their life.
    Ditto. I hope some people wake the heck up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reannan View Post
    Me too!!! I keep this cute little crow bar in my car for the purpose of getting a child or animal out of a locked, hot, car.....or for the purpose of bashing the brains out of a carjacker. Never had to use it for either situation...but ready if needed.
    Glad I'm not the only one =)

    Would wrap my arm in my shirt if I had to and bust the window, but a tool makes it easier =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    It could have been store policy! I worked at a grocery store years ago and someone came in and said someone had left their child in the car...it was not real hot out but it was cooler anyhow, my supervisor was there and she would not let me call 911....it was against store policy to get involved...they were afraid of a law suit, anyhow what i ended up doing was let the customer call 911 themselves on the store phone....
    Good for you!Your Supervisor is an ass.

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    Where I work, we even page up the people who leave their animals in a hot car! If they don't come, we call the police. To not do so for a child is unbelievable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    It could have been store policy! I worked at a grocery store years ago and someone came in and said someone had left their child in the car...it was not real hot out but it was cooler anyhow, my supervisor was there and she would not let me call 911....it was against store policy to get involved...they were afraid of a law suit, anyhow what i ended up doing was let the customer call 911 themselves on the store phone....
    They weren't afraid of a lawsuit. They were afraid of losing the customer. No court in the world would side against a store that protected a child. And I am sure that the store wouldn't be so cautious about calling the police if the customer caused damage in the store or shoplifted.... whether it could be proven or not. A false arrest charge would be much more likely in this type of situation.



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