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  • Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

    WESH in Orlando reports that a couple left their 3-year old child in a stroller outside Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom for as long as an hour in 90-degree heat on Saturday afternoon. A park guest alerted employees inside POTC, who found the child sweating profusely. Paramedics were called and the child was treated for heat exhaustion.

    The parents, who have been charged with felony child abuse, claim the incident was an accident.

    Source: WESH.com
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    Good. Glad to hear that they didn't get away with it.

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    • #3
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      Unless the parents were having some kind of medical emergency, why would they do such a horrible thing?

      I've heard stories though about parents leaving small kids (like, under 6 years old) alone (or with even younger siblings!) at a table at Red Rockett's Pizza Port in Disneyland while the parents rode Space Mountain. Apparently they thought that the CMs would babysit their kids. I think the CMs should call the police if something like that happens.
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      • #4
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        I used to have people leave their kids in my Disney Store so they could meander through the Mall. We just had security pick the kids up instead.

        When I think of all the friends I have who can't physically have their own children, I think those people in WDW should have to relinquish their parental rights to the people who really want them.

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        • #5
          Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

          Sadly, this happens all the time in the parks. I recently had some parents leave a sleeping toddler in a stroller outside while they enjoyed and attraction. Their excuse to security and APD was that they didn't want to wake him. Unfortunately he woke up on his own, and his screaming alerted a passing guest.

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          • #6
            Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

            It's funny...people that want to adopt go through hell, doing tests and everything else, to prove that they would make a good parent.

            And then we have people like this.

            I wish all people had to take parent idiocy tests.




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            • #7
              Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

              Some people should not be allowed to procreate.
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              • #8
                Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                Originally posted by disneytim View Post

                The parents, who have been charged with felony child abuse, claim the incident was an accident.
                I'm sorry, but how do you "accidentally" walk away from your child?! I know plenty of people who would gladly offer that kid a much better home.



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                • #9
                  Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                  This just disgusts me....
                  I don't even have words...
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                  • #10
                    Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                    How is that an accident? They left their kid in the stroller while they went on a ride. "Ooops, forgot my kid?" Please.
                    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                    • #11
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                      I swear there needs to be a parent license. Not that it would help some people.
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                      • #12
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                        How in the world do you leave a child out in the sun by it's self, at WDW, a place where there a millions of people everyday? You just say " Oh,let's go see that attraction!Oh wait,he/she(meaning their child) isn't tall enough to ride. Well we'll just leave her/him here and we'll be back in a little while. " ?!?! That is definitely not an accident. Glad they didn't get away with it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                          The parents were using the "village" concept of watching the child. It wasn't like it was just the two of them and they said "hey, lets go into Pirates and leave the baby out here"

                          They were with a large group of family and probably thought someone else was watching the child.

                          Irresponsible? Yes. But understandable too.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                            Simple Solution for a crowd that large.....


                            assign a person to watch the kid(s). (Such as if there is a large group with 5 or more kids, keep it at a 3 to 1 ratio, 3 kids to one adult.) But if its just one or two, then give that job to a specific person, preferably someone who doesn't go on the rides that much. Trade off with one or more persons so that the same person isn't being stuck watching the kid(s) all day.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Couple Arrested for Abandoning Child at WDW

                              Our kids are 9 and 11 and we still haven't let them wander around the parks by themselves.

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