I saw this news article from CNN just now.
Mom arrested after toddler wanders onto highwayThis case is strange because not only was the cow charged with neglect for letting a 3 year old kid (a boy, incidentally) go wandering off, her other kids were taken from her. Of course, its debatable whether "protective custody" is any safer than an apathetic mom, but of course they couldn't hand the kid to his father, now that would be a far far worse crime!!!!
• NEW: Mom whose toddler wandered onto highway is charged with neglect
• Motorists saw Damon Dyer, 3, barefoot, wearing diaper, T-shirt
• Police say mom, Nancy Dyer, was asleep in nearby apartment
• Her kids were taken into protective custody, authorities said
I didn't watch the video because I have a slow connection, but I'm betting that it was a man who rescued the boy. The judge also set the bail at a pathetically low $3500, but hey, its not like a female could actually be punished by the court system, right? She should have just killed them all, they would let her off scot-free for that!
Stunned motorists found Damon Dyer, barefoot and wearing only a diaper and T-shirt, early Saturday while his mother slept in a nearby apartment on Indianapolis' west side, police said.
At least half a dozen cars and a semitrailer swerved into other lanes on I-465 to avoid the child, who was not hurt, authorities said.
Drivers pulled over and took care of him until officers arrived. (Watch how a motorist plucked the boy from traffic )
Nancy Dyer, 30, whose son and a 2-year-old daughter were taken into protective custody, was charged with four counts of felony neglect.
"A couple of the charges are related to the condition of the home and another child that was still in the apartment," said Helen Marchal, a deputy Marion County prosecutor.