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Woman leaves baby in car, dog for protection
WSOCTV.com ^ | April 29, 2012 | staff reporter

Posted on 04/30/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT by Daffynition

CLOVER, S.C. —

According to police, a woman was arrested for leaving her baby in a car for close to an hour and a-half.

Our news partners, The Gaston Gazette, told us Chelsea Ball, from Clover, S.C., left her baby in the car while she went into a pool hall early Saturday morning.

Police said the woman left the baby outside of West End Billards in Gastonia at 3:30 a.m.

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1 posted on 04/30/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Some people have no business reproducing.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 12:23:28 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: Daffynition

This was a stupid, dangerous and irresponsible thing to do.

Someone could have taken the dog.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 12:28:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Daffynition
Get a pool hall in town? That's means you're gonna have Trouble.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

Well the dog would take better care of the baby than the “Mother”.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 12:38:13 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: alancarp

That’s a good one. The first thing that came to my mind was that old George Thorogood video where he’s in a pool hall singing that he was “bad to the bone” even as a baby.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 12:45:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Daffynition
Sorry, only pic I can find...


7 posted on 04/30/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Daffynition

This is an outrage! That poor dog could have been eaten!


8 posted on 04/30/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Mich Patriot
That poor dog could have been eaten!

You mean Obama was in town?

9 posted on 04/30/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
ROFLOL


10 posted on 04/30/2012 12:56:24 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered ‘round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up
Said “leave this one alone”
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts
Before I met you
I’ll break a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I’m here to tell ya honey
That I’m bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

SOLO

I make a rich woman beg
I’ll make a good woman steal
I’ll make an old woman blush
And make a young girl squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I’m here to tell ya honey
That I’m bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

SOLO 2

And when I walk the streets
Kings and Queens step aside
Every woman I meet
They all stay satisfied
I wanna tell ya pretty baby
Well Ya see I make my own
I’m here to tell ya honey
That I’m bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone


11 posted on 04/30/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Daffynition
I left my sleeping then 4 year old lad in my locked truck during winter with window cracked for about 5 minutes while I ran inside Home Depot to get a refund...parked right in front

with my 140 pound balls intact black American Bulldog watching him

some fool actually tried to unlock the door through the window to get the child and call the cops on me just as I approached

I screamed "do not put your arm in that truck" about the time my dog...who was extremely guard oriented...woulda taken their forearm slap off

people today are busybodies

they get off on it....like calling folks racist

it's a reflex that fills a need in a culture grown weak

however...a baby for an hour and a half is reckless

12 posted on 04/30/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: pgkdan

**and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child.**

Events like this leave me speechless ....I see from the Daily Mail she *contributed to the delinquency of a child**..WTH? [enticing or encouraging such a child or youth to engage in actions that would constitute a violation of federal or state law or a municipal or local ordinance.]

It’s not like an 11 m/o can skip school...


13 posted on 04/30/2012 1:04:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Springman

A Dalmatian...while a lovely dog...not particularly known for it’s aggressive guard-dog nature.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137295/Chelsea-Ball-Mother-18-goes-play-pool-leaves-baby-car—pet-Dalmatian-protection.html


14 posted on 04/30/2012 1:07:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Mich Patriot

**She told police that she was in West End Billiards no longer than 30 minutes but a witness who gave a written statement to police stated that the child was in the vehicle for about an hour to an hour and a half, according to the affidavit...**

Time flies when you’re having fun.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: wardaddy
A baby in the car alone for 5 minutes is reckless!

The individual that tried to get into the car and get the baby did the right thing.

Amazing that you would post your own negligence and try to defend it.

16 posted on 04/30/2012 1:15:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: alancarp
LOL*T*.....Looks as if the pool hall was in an upscale neighborhood.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 1:19:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Mich Patriot

You mean the baby is Obama’s offspring?


18 posted on 04/30/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Daffynition

If only the government provided a day care center so a hard working person could get just a few minutes away from the stress........ That mean old George Bush.....
OOPS!! Time for my medications. (Sarcasm “OFF”)


19 posted on 04/30/2012 1:25:24 PM PDT by GOJPN
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To: Daffynition

Reckless endangerment ...


20 posted on 04/30/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Daffynition
Woman leaves baby in car, dog for protection

Corrected headline: 'Woman leaves dog in car, baby for snack.'

21 posted on 04/30/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: MHGinTN

THX. That I would buy...not *contributing to the delinquency of a child*


22 posted on 04/30/2012 1:34:37 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

I would be willing to bet a coke that this female is under thirty-five and chasing a male she knew to be in the pool hall. Either way, she is an unfit mother for that precious little one.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Daffynition

To know Gastonia requires one to live there, or in close proximity. It seems to be populated with the dumbest white trash in the world. They also seem to suffer from insomnia, because their stupidity takes no rest.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 1:51:39 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

He said “four year old”, not “baby”.

In my book, you using the word “baby” here is a rotten thing to do.


25 posted on 04/30/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: blackdog
LOL..I can only imagine...


26 posted on 04/30/2012 2:57:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: MHGinTN
For all we know she may have been *hustling* for money to feed and clothe her child and dog. ;(


27 posted on 04/30/2012 3:01:01 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Born to Conserve

Cause leaving a 4 year old is so much better.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Springman; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Re-enactment. ;^)


29 posted on 04/30/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Daffynition; blackdog

Hey, the sign is spelled correctly - in this day and age, that’s major bonus points.


30 posted on 04/30/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

A baby in the car alone for 5 minutes is reckless!

BS!! Do you lay your baby down in his crib in his bedroom at night while you and your mate retire to your room and screw?? WOW!! You left your baby alone in his room so you and your mate could copulate, How reckless of you!!


31 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: fortheDeclaration; wardaddy

I disagree. Five minutes is not reckless with the family dog guarding the precious cargo. The child was safe.

It’s just really good that wardaddy got there before the pup took the busybody’s arm off.

I do believe that a barking dog (deterrent) is better than a silent one who attacks without warning in this situation.

In-home guard dogs are best who are silent until it’s too late for the perp.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 4:59:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

“In-home guard dogs are best who are silent until it’s too late for the perp.”

That goes for two legged guard dogs too.


33 posted on 04/30/2012 5:03:49 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1

Indeed, especially.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 5:19:15 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

In-home guard dogs are best who are silent until it’s too late for the perp.


Best one I ever had never barked until they managed to get someplace he couldn’t bite them any more.


35 posted on 04/30/2012 5:54:12 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: fortheDeclaration

you know, most of us on FR are old enough to remember when our parents left us alone in the car, (actually in wardaddys case, he left the dog with the kid) and we survived.

It wasn’t considered abuse, or endangerment back then.

It was alot safer back then, AND we had enough sense not to try to turn the car on, and you could leave all the windows down, and not worry about someone snatching your kid.


36 posted on 04/30/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: eastforker; TheOldLady; Shadowstrike; Born to Conserve; Salamander; Squantos
Bedford sez:

Smarmy self righteous freepers are the other white meat...and thanks for sticking up for my master...God bless ya'll!

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37 posted on 04/30/2012 8:05:35 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: fortheDeclaration; Pelham

you know...i really was gonna hold my tongue but I just knew it from your preening self righteousness

and why am I not surprised?

i did not want to offend dedent northerners here but after some checking...

you are indeed a self righteous yankee jackass who gives decent folks a bad name

you just give off the odor like bad B.O.

that’s what I love about the forum

hey...at least you didn’t call me racist....but there is still time

i wish you would try to come take one of my many kids from underneath the nose of that dog or our other female version

be sure to notice...it’s a BLACK DOG....better now Cornel?

Hey Hey mama....


38 posted on 04/30/2012 8:14:03 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Is this the same woman?
39 posted on 04/30/2012 8:17:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Apparently not - the stupid gene really gets around.


40 posted on 04/30/2012 8:34:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wardaddy; fortheDeclaration; Pelham

Freedom-loving Americans generally say to themselves: “what is safe for my family?” They make decisions based on everything they know. A police officer would say that he is in business to defend the innocent against criminals and idiots. The lady who decides to leave her baby in a car for over an hour at 3:30am - outside a pool hall no less - is a reckless idiot. If I were a police officer I’d call CPS and haul her ass off. But someone who leaves a guarded, sleeping baby in the car for a few minutes is probably not an idiot... Just someone busy who has made a calculated decision about his/her charge. In this case, were I a police officer, and even just as a citizen, I would keep an eye on the baby for safety’s sake, and truth be told possibly greet the parent upon return and say something like: “be careful, you never know if there’s some loony baby snatcher around,” and let that be that.

Freedom comes with responsibility. That’s what we like about it, and it’s better ho have both than neither. Our nanny state is indeed filled with busybodies and know-it-alls, but just a small part of that is because we do indeed care a great deal for our youngest and most innocent citizens. For instance, who can say for sure when coming across a baby in a truck with a dog that the parent has not been incapacitated in some way? After a ten-minute wait or so I could see even myself getting worried and perhaps calling the police. I don’t like to think I’m a busybody, but I probably would wait around.


41 posted on 04/30/2012 11:42:23 PM PDT by golux
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To: fortheDeclaration; wardaddy

Not to interrupt here but has it occurred to you that the person “doing the right thing” may have been been a pedo or rapist/murderer trying to -snatch- his kid?

It happens.
Far too often.

A person ~truly~ “doing the right thing” would have called the cops or gone into the store to get the manager.

The only exception to that acceptable protocol would be if the child were in immediate, grave danger, such as, the vehicle was on fire, the child was choking to death, dying of heat stroke or the dog was eating him.

The only problem I have with WD’s story is that he yelled a warning.

If you stick your nose or arm into my truck while The Boy’s on duty, you get no warning ~and~ what you deserve.


42 posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:16 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: wardaddy

“be sure to notice...it’s a BLACK DOG....better now Cornel?

Hey Hey mama....”

LOL

Oh yeah.
Oh yeah.
Oh oh ohhhhh.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 1:45:56 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: golux

And there’s the difference;

*You* would hang around at a watchful distance and possibly call the cops if needed.

You would *not* attempt to break and enter a vehicle.

It’s known that I have issues with non-parents “touching” children but were it my child or my dog, I would instantly assume that any attempt to get hold of either one was an invitation to grave bodily harm.

We all remember Adam Walsh.

His mom ‘looked away’ for a moment and he was gone.

Did that little boy’s murderer tell other store patrons that he’d ‘found an unattended child and was just doing the right thing and taking him to the cops’ or whatever?

I’ve found a few unattended kids in my time.

I told them they were okay and that we’d find mom/dad and took them to the store’s service center where the person working bellowed their names over the loudspeaker.

And then I waited until the parents showed up because I don’t -know- the people running the service counter and I wanted to see if whomever showed up to claim the child was actually somebody the child _knew and was glad to see_.

Unless you’ve had the misfortune to experience what child abusers are capable of, you have *no* idea how incredibly clever they can be and how saintly they can appear.

Some of them actively cruise parking lots looking for ‘unattended kids in cars’.

And stores.

And playgrounds.

And church hallways.

Any place you can name, they’ll be there...waiting...and watching.


44 posted on 05/01/2012 2:25:54 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: wardaddy

In hindsight I’m glad I wasn’t killed. But I got to the video rental store and a car parked in the lot had about 4 or 5 kids piled in it, ages about 4 - 8 or so. I hung out for a bit, but no parent in sight. The kids were pretty rambunctious, climbing over the seats, not aware at all of anything.

After awhile and still no parent, I glanced inside and the keys were in the ignition (all the windows rolled down). I took one last look around, grabbed the keys and told the kids I was going to give them to their parent. (The kids were “yeah - whatever”). I walked into the video rental store and loudly proclaimed “Who’s blue Volvo is outside with all of the kids left alone? I have your car keys!” A lady looking at videos came forward and claimed them and went outside.

I’m glad she was more embarassed than I was and didn’t make a big fuss with me. And I imagine the odds were that the kids would have been okay. But, it was easy enough for someone like me to grab the keys. It would have been easy enough for a bad guy to take the entire car.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 2:59:14 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: eastforker

Not me and my wife. But we do move the baby to the front seat before we climb in back!


46 posted on 05/01/2012 3:04:01 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Salamander

I agree with you one hundred percent. At the same time, I am always quick to tell Europeans that ours (the US) is a BIG country with a LOT of people and a VERY active media - amber alerts, etc. - which is followed intently by a world practically falling over in self-righteous schadenfreude to hear news of the latest “TERRIBLE CRIME IN AMERICA.” The truth is, per capita, the US is probably the safest, most crime-free place in the world... Certainly WAY above non-Nordic Western Europe. Kids here are pretty safe, and I believe the video monitoring revolution, though Orwellian, has deterred many would-be parking lot / shopping-mall predators.


47 posted on 05/01/2012 3:46:35 AM PDT by golux
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To: Salamander
The context was someone being concerned about the child, but if it was a criminal, the person who left the car in the auto for ‘only 5 minutes’ is negligent.
48 posted on 05/01/2012 6:03:22 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: golux
Anyone who leaves their child unattended is an idiot-period.

That baby is totally helpless and you don't know what can happen in those few minutes.

I bet there are many griving parents who which they could get those 'few minutes'.

49 posted on 05/01/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Shadowstrike
People left children in the car, not infants.

Amazing how you can't see the difference.

50 posted on 05/01/2012 6:08:10 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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