Woman puts her child through X-Ray!

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
December 26, 2006 1:29pm CST
I'm sure some of you must have heard this news.. A woman put her 1 yr old child through an X-Ray machine at Los Angeles airport. The child was immedietly taken to a hospital and no major radiation impact was there (Thank God!). The authorities dissmissed it by terming it as an 'innocent accident' as the woman must be a new traveler. What do you think of this ? I don't believe someone can be so careless that they put there child through x-ray.. is your child your luggage ? No one can be so 'innocent' or stupid ! Well, thats my opinion..what do u think happened and most importantly..WHY ???
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16 responses
@lissaj (532)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Apparently the woman did not understand English, but still, what the heck was she thinking?? I can't imagine what was going through her mind that she would stick her grandchild in a bin and put it through the xray machine. This WAS an international airport, I know there are signs in Spanish there.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
27 Dec 06
oh was she spanish.. i didn't know that.. umm..still no excuse !
@lissaj (532)
• United States
29 Dec 06
Nope, no excuse there. What has happened to plain old common sense?
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
Was she absent-minded during that day? OMG I'm glad the child wasn't hurt, but where are the airport security? Are they busy looking for shampoo bottles to see the woman accidentaly put the child on the x-ray belt?
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
29 Dec 06
actually the airport officials only noticed.. but thru the x-ray machine.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I don't understand how you can "forget" your grandchild and not realize the BABY is not right there with you! How do you lose your tiny little grandbaby? Did she not notice something was missing? Thankfully the kid is ok, but man!
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
26 Dec 06
no it was her OWN child... not her grandchild. i mean even if it WAS her grandchild still it'd be awful to forget.
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
21 Mar 07
Its not the case of innocence, but unawareness and illiterate.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
19 Mar 07
This is ridiculous. I don't understand how you could accidently put your child in the xray machine? Maybe she was confused, but come on, it's pretty simple, the humans go through one point and the luggage through another.. why she thought otherwise, I don't know. Hopefully this person is not the child's normal caretaker, if so, I would hope that child services will look into it. I'm sure they will with all the media attention it's bound to get.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I does not matter if a person is a new traveler or not, it is just common sense that you do not put a person through the machine. That is terrible. A child is not luggage but I guess apparently to this person that is what they thought of her child. Glad to hear the child was okay. Who knows why she did it but it was very dumb and careless. Everybody knows that only baggage goes through the xray machine.
@god_spear (498)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
Myabe she is thinking other things, why did she didn't ask for asssistance. Does anyone in the airport did not saw her putting his child there. Is that stupidity or simply trying something.
@Chele2k2 (242)
24 Feb 07
What on earth was she thinking, how irresponsible can someone be with a young child! If she is so careless as to have done that, then she is too irresponsible to have had the child in her care in the first place, if you ask me.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Im with you on this one how can someone do that without knowing. She must have really been so kind of a whack o right?Sometimes I think some people dont deserve have kids.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 07
Well I think this is awful and how was she able to do that. Why did she do it? I just don't know how they can say it was an accident. How comes no one stopped her from doing it? All I can say is she must have been very absent minded to do this if it was an accident. So I agree with you here I don't believe it was an Accident either.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
27 Jan 07
How can anyone be so stupid? Thank God that there was no apparent injury, but who knows what the dose of radiation was to the baby and whether or not it will have any implications in the future. This is the kind of person who scares me when they have custody of children. What other stupid things does she do? What else is that poor child in store for? Even if she wasn't used to travelling, it is such a commonsense thing. I can't imagine any mother not questioning that. And how is it that the TSA people screening at LAX didn't notice? They notice every other thing and yell at you about it! At the very least, this woman should be mandated to take some kind of parenting course.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I did not hear about this one at all. All I can think of is the woman obvious was missing something in the head. I mean that just is unbelievable. What gets me though where were the workers? Every time I went through an airport there was one watching to see what you put on the belt. Didn't they notice? What were they doing that they allowed the child to go through. I agree it was the mother's responsiblity and she is to blame but I have to wonder why no one was there to stop it.
@tba123 (457)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I don't understand this eiher, how could she be so "stupid" to do something like that but at the same time how could the authorities be so "stupid" to think it was an accident? Thankfully the child is ok but I wonder what else the childs mother will "innocently" do.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I havent heard of this yet but I'm not a news watching kind of person for the most part...What I want to know is, why didnt someone stop her? I've never been to LAX *yet* but i've been to Pearson in Toronto numerous times and its not like there isnt someone there watching you so how in the hell did the staff miss this happening??? And new traveler or not, I'm sorry but thats just NUTS..I'll have to keep my eyes open for a follow up story and see what the excuses are etc.... Man I'll tell ya, some ppl just BLOW MY MIND!! seriously how coudl anyone thing this was an honest mistake? I find that so hard to swallow..
@annieroos (1846)
• United States
29 Dec 06
I don't know.. its a horrible thing that a grandmother or anyone would leave the in the carrier That is crazy.. what was she thinking not of the baby of course.. that is awful.. I still can't believe it..
@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Do you think she was being defiant, or a smart aleck because of the heavy screening? Maybe she was just stupid, and thought the kid would have fun. I have met my share of dumb parents.