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btneast Mar 15, 12:24 p.m.
Maybe leaving the child in the car was a bad call, but it was definitely not being foolish nor being lazy
Wrong, it was very foolish. Just because it is done here and there by others doesn't make it smart behavior. What happened here is exactly why it was foolish.
charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 14, 3:07 p.m.
Glad they got the young boy back; and safe. I am curious as to why the young boy was alone in the vehicle in the first place. What was this father thinking? He was not, apparently.
aprilhunter220 Mar 14, 11:43 a.m.
Bet he won't leave his son in the car again.
darknlovelyvette Mar 14, 11:34 a.m.
Praise God baby boy was not harm. Maybe leaving the child in the car was a bad call, but it was definitely not being foolish nor being lazy. It is something that is done daily by this one or that one. People need to learn to keep their hands off of things that do not belong to them. Everyone needs to strive to make this world a safer place to live and stop being so judgmental toward the innocent.
halfpint1552 Mar 14, 11:21 a.m.
That is a parent's worse nightmare! That's why I NEVER leave my children alone in my car, especially with it running. Not even for a minute!
btneast Mar 14, 11:18 a.m.
but it's lazy.
Bingo, we have a winner.
USAF Vet Mar 14, 11:17 a.m.
Not to diminish the criminal acts of the carjackers... but as a father; although I'm extremely happy and relieved for Mr. Roberts and his family, he deserves one hard smack upon the back of his head!! Assuming that he did leave his son in the vehicle and the keys in the ignition (2 wrongs back to back), he should be thanking whatever God he prays to EVERYDAY... what were you thinking, man??!!
JDAmbrosio Mar 14, 10:34 a.m.
I'm so glad this boy was found and was unharmed! I hope this story helps prevent similar stories! People, don't leave your child for one second in a car with the keys in the ignition or in the car somewhere...lock your kid in the car (as long as it's lower than 70 degrees outside) or take the kid with you when you go in to pay or buy soda or whatever it is you're doing. Who leaves a kid in an unlocked vehicle??? That's not only foolish but it's lazy.
Terkel Mar 14, 10:26 a.m.
Yes, but the kidnapping doesn't sound intentional. Since he let the little boy out, if I were the judge I'd be lenient about that charge.
Now the father, OTOH, needs to be charged with something too. Like Uhaveno said, at least lock the doors and take the keys! What if the little boy had decided to "drive" right into a gas pump?
Rebelyell55 Mar 14, 10:12 a.m.
I know it was stealing a car, but it also was kidnapping. I hope they find the person who did this and charge them as such.
BubbaDuke Mar 14, 9:36 a.m.
I think all involved learned a lesson.
Relic Mar 14, 9:28 a.m.
Uhavenoclu - The child was recovered before they could do an amber alert.
New Creature Mar 14, 9:17 a.m.
Would this crime actually be called a carjacking or a car theft. The definition of carjacking usually includes an armed individual who forces the driver out of the vehicle. It sounds better for a news story.
Uhavenoclu Mar 14, 8:55 a.m.
Where was the amber alert on this?????????????????????????
Glad the boy is ok and whoever carjacked them had the heart to drop him off.
same ole story Mar 14, 8:16 a.m.
Let me guess... He left the car running or the keys in the ignition while he ran into the store for a few things..... How does it feel to watch your child be driven away for just one second of thought to pull the keys out of the car and take them with you???? This is a desperate society we live in today. EVERY CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN!! People are fighting to survive!!
Tax Man Mar 13, 7:42 p.m.
The felon did the right thing by dropping off the kid, but still needs to spend many long years in prison for the car jacking and the kidnapping. At least he did not cause harm to the child so that is in his favor. Needs to surrender and take his punishment like a man!
pja1357 Mar 13, 7:11 p.m.
Thank God he was not harmed!! Don't leave kids in a vehicle whether the keys are in the car or not!!! It is not worth it!!
jackflash123 Mar 13, 6:21 p.m.
In spite of the criminal behavior, which deserves to be punished, there seems like some hope that this criminal has some conscious and might some day be rehabilitated.
HailBasket Mar 13, 6:08 p.m.
The suspect should also be charged with kidnapping.
djofraleigh Mar 13, 5:37 p.m.
dropping off the kid asap was redeeming, I think.
Terkel Mar 13, 5:21 p.m.
Yes, me too. Bad to steal the car, but at least the perp let the child out quickly and unharmed.
sssh.. whisper Mar 13, 5:06 p.m.
So glad he was found safe. Hoping the police find the suspect(s) soon.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36