Local mom thought it was fine to tow kids with her car

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Eugene, Oregon
July 15, 2017 6:21pm CST
This 27 year old mom named Alana was "just trying to show the kids a good time" when she put her two kids and a nephew in a red wagon and towed them around a roundabout repeatedly at five mph with her car. She "didn't understand what the problem was", she told police after numerous other drivers snapped photos and alerted authorities. She even waved other cars around her as traffic started to back up. She was not intoxicated either, just very stupid I suppose. She was arrested and faces charges of reckless endangerment. The children were left with a relative. How could any adult do such a thing? Link to story: (May have to highlight and click that url that shows the car and kids)
SPRINGFIELD — A third charge of reckless endangering has been filed against the mother accused of towing her two children behind her car on a busy Springfield road after witnesses took photographs that showed a third child had also been given a wagon ride.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24904)
• United States
15 Jul
She must not have good sense .
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
I agree, @Tampa_girl7.
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@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
15 Jul
She is putting her kids to danger and didn't think about that?
5 people like this
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
That is what it sounds like, really irresponsible.
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• United States
15 Jul
That is beyond stupid. Wow incredulous. And as you know there are accidents galore at roundabouts too.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
I am not fond of roundabouts, but I know they are common in Europe.
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• United States
15 Jul
@JamesHxstatic Yes they are. They have some here, but no one seems to know the correct driving sequence.
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16 Jul
@JamesHxstatic i do not like roundabouts either
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jul
A person needs common sense to be a parent. Obviously this women doesn't have any.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
That is for certain.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jul
@JamesHxstatic ......Looks like it.
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@PatZAnthony (12344)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Jul
How sad. Some really have no clue @JamesHxstatic She will now have to deal with the repercussions of her actions.
4 people like this
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
Yes, and they could be severe too.
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@PatZAnthony (12344)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
16 Jul
@JamesHxstatic Yes, people have lost custody of their children for less!
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@Kandae11 (34928)
16 Jul
Certainly too immature to have kids.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
She will be fortunate to ba able to keep them.
@prashu228 (25821)
• India
16 Jul
So stupid. I can't believe she is so immature at that age or may be she found it adventurous... glad no accident happened..
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
So am I.
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@teamfreak16 (40490)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Jul
I saw this on Facebook a few minutes ago. I've never had kids and even I know better.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
I am not a bit surprised that you would know better, Scott.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Jul
"How could any adult do such a thing?" I think you've hit on the answer: there are a lot of people who are terribly immature despite the age on their driver's license. As a culture we tend to not hold our kids responsible for their actions, and they often grow up to be irresponsible adults.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
I am afraid you are right.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Jul
No common sense
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
None at all.
@marguicha (90200)
• Chile
15 Jul
Quite a stupid mom.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
Unbelievably so.
• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Jul
That is incredibly dangerous! What is wrong with some people??
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
I knew this would get your attention, Jennifer, as a very responsible parent.
@andriaperry (46118)
• United States
15 Jul
People do stupid stuff like this everyday, especially here on the river, they pull little kids on a float up and down the river behind a boat at speeds that I would not drive on the river. and boats flying past, no matter if the kids fell off, no one can see them.
3 people like this
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
That can't be legal can it?
@KristenH (23264)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Jul
That's so wrong and unconscionable on so many levels.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jul
Yes, she should lose her license to drive and will be lucky to keep her children after this.
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@KristenH (23264)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Jul
@JamesHxstatic I agree with you. A heftier punishment than a slap on the wrist and maybe some counseling.
@Shavkat (56417)
• Philippines
16 Jul
She thought it is fun. What a poor thinking.
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• China
16 Jul
The woman must have lost her marbles! How come she did that way?
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@pitstop (5395)
• India
16 Jul
Well, it looks like she thought it was a good idea. Thankfully there was no accident.
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@DianneN (73933)
• United States
17 Jul
Yet another moron in our world!!!
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• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jul
There is no shortage, it seems.
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@DianneN (73933)
• United States
17 Jul
@mandala100 (35649)
• Hong Kong
16 Jul
@JamesHxstatic That's pretty dangerous indeed. It's good that these children were not hurt at all otherwise this could be another sad ending.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
I am so glad that other motorists realized the danger and reported it.
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@mandala100 (35649)
• Hong Kong
17 Jul
@JamesHxstatic That's right my friend and that's good thinking.
@MrPearl (54)
• Pune, India
16 Jul
It is hard to understand human mind.. This lady, am sure should be a good Mom otherwise. The question is, did she believe or did she not, that it was a dangerous thing to do. It's like those kids, who were being towed. They didn't understand that it was dangerous. One would question then why the lady, with all her experience, which the children lacked, didn't understand the implications of her actions. The only answer is with her upbringing. In a probability, she didn't develop mentally and emotionally, as she should have been.. Her psychologist can answer for this..
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul
She certainly needs some serious mental evaluation.
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• Pune, India
16 Jul
@JamesHxstatic... That's certain! How have the authorities reacted? If she's declared insane then she will not be punished and will be sent to an asylum or a similar institute. The psychological evaluation of this woman will play an important role at the trial. The revelation of how dangerous it was, is gonna be an eye opener for this woman.