Merry - posted on 08/30/2011 ( 58 moms have responded )
Everyone should know not to leave your kids in a parked car in extreme weather, hot or cold, but there's yet another compelling reason to never leave your kids in the car alone!
I was watching animal planet a show called k9 cops I think, and a man was driving home late at night, his three year old daughter fell asleep in the car and he had to stop for gas, he left her in the car to pay the clerk and while he was in sight of th car the whole time' and he was in the station only a minute or two, someone stole his car!
Apparently the thief was just waiting at the gas station for an opportunity to steal a car and he had no idea this girl was in the car and he stole it.
Thankfully the girl was dropped on the side of the road a few minutes and miles away and someone called 911 and she was reunited with her dad. But it could have been alot worse!
So even if it's a beautiful evening, not hot or cold, even if you can see your child the whole time, even if you will only be away literally two minted, and even if they are peacefully asleep, don't leave your children in the car alone!
Or lock the door, idk if he locked the door or not, but still, even locking the door, just don't! Lol I wonder if he left the keys in the car too, that would be stupid, but somehow this dad got the scare of a lifetime and almost lost his girl. I admit I've left my kids in the car in our driveway to run back inside for something I've forgotten but I always lock them in....idk if that's safe but I've done it a d thought it was fine. Now idk, I couldn't imagine how someone could steal my car, but.....