9 month old in back of stolen SUV
September 12, 2008 2:29pm CST
A woman steals an SUV with a 9 month old baby in the back seat. She has to serve 160 day sentence and gets 5 years probation. Do you think this sentence is too light? She said she didn't know there was an infant in the back. She apparently waited for the police to come. The mother was in the gas station at the time the SUV was stolen. What would you do or say to the mother? http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=4226712&cl=9707158&src=news
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• United States
2 Oct 08
I think she should get a few years for "stupid." I would certainly have parked the van and left so I wouldn't get arrested. Maybe even calling from a pay phone to make sure the cops came to get the van in time. However, as it looks like she stayed there to make sure the baby was never left alone, I think that's.. I don't know, a good thing. She if a crook, I know, but better to have done that than abandon the baby. There would have been self-serving reasons for fleeing and just hoping someone found the baby.
• United States
14 Sep 08
I guess it would be smart to start checking the back seats when selling a vehicle. I think she got off light. Thank god she was smart enough to give the baby back and not just drop if off somewhere. I guess it is best to lock your doors to your vehicles even if it is just to run in pay for gas..especially if you have a child in your car. I would have took the child in with me I know alot of trouble..but unless that child was asleep I would have took the child in with me..to many crazies and perverts that hurt children for me not to.
12 Sep 08
At least the thief found out that the baby was in the back seat and as soon as she did, she stopped and waiting for the police. That does not constitute kidnapping. She will have to pay for the other robberies or car thefts. And that would mean more than the 160 days. The mother of the baby should be given a lecture on not leaving the baby in the car. In fact, she should be fined. What if a really bad guy who was not a mother had driven off with the van, and just left the baby there to die?