Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

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    Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

    Preface: I was not sure where to place this unfortunate news story as there was no firearm usage involved but it does feature a happy ending thanks to an alert good samaritan. It does though exemplify the fact of 'anytime anywhere'.
    Mods I apologize if this too is not the right area within the forum.

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    As reported via CNN:

    Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car

    POSTED: 10:40 a.m. EDT, June 13, 2007

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) -- Police in northwest Georgia have rescued a boy from a hot car where his mother's companion is accused of tying him up.

    Ringgold, Georgia, police say a Cracker Barrel restaurant employee called police after seeing Raymond Minchew take the 6-year-old out of the restaurant and return without him -- then finished eating his meal. Ringgold is 13 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    Police found the bound boy sitting in the car, crying.

    Sgt. John Gass says the child was soaked with sweat and had a rope tied to one of his ankles. Gass says the temperature was in the 80s Saturday in Ringgold.

    The 61-year-old Minchew and the boy's mother -- 35-year-old Rachel Gilchrist -- were arrested and charged with cruelty to children and concealing a weapon. There was a handgun in the car.

    Investigators believe the boy was in the hot car for about a half hour.

    Gass says the couple contended the boy had misbehaved, although witnesses at the restaurant disagreed.

    The boy has been placed in protective custody.

    The story can be found at; http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/13/chi....ap/index.html

    - Janq

    Lesson Learned: Trouble may not occur to or for you directly but to those in your immediate environment, persons who otherwise are themselves defenseless such as a child. As well not all parents are parental such as is the case with this poor kids mother not looking out for his best interests and protecting him from the danger of her dining companion...
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    Good for the Cracker barrel employee
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    hope they die in jail...

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    What are these people thinking? It just borders on the unbelievable!
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    Thumbs down


    Stupid Idiots.

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    No....

    Quote Originally Posted by briansmech View Post
    hope they die in jail...
    Tied in a "HOT" car...for several days...would be a fitting end!

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    hmmm

    more evidence that people should need a permit to reproduce...

    heck...I need one to carry my firearm... why don't they need one to reproduce!?!?

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    Some people would benefit from a severe beatdown.

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    That's serious jail time here in Texas.......If the kid dies......it's a possible capital offense.


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    Couple finishes restaurant meal while child tied in hot car ... 6-year-old ... sitting in the car, crying ... soaked with sweat and had a rope tied to one of his ankles ... a handgun in the car.
    Wow. No limits to the callous stupidity of some folks. Reckless endangerment of a child? At least. Sayonara.

    Lesson Learned
    I doubt it, for the person/people in charge of this little tyke.

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    There are certainly times when intervention is the only appropriate course of action. This was one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith&Wessonfan View Post
    Some people would benefit from a severe beatdown.
    I've got to agree with that!

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    Where is the headsman? Can someone get the headsman for these people. If he is 6 then you know this is not the first time this had happened.

    Screw them both. I hope they rot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Tied in a "HOT" car...for several days...would be a fitting end!

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    In cases of this nature, I believe in like punishment! So put them in the car in the sun.

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    I wouldn't worry about the two of them to much, where they will end up, heat is the one thing in great supply.

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