I would, I would probably wait a few minutes first to see if parents were nearby , and check if the kids were ok
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22-05-2012 21:20 #11
22-05-2012 21:21 #12
Yes, Absolutely I'd call the cops without thinking twice
Yes, but only after assessing the situation and perhaps waiting 60-90 seconds for parents to appear
No, but would hover to let the parent know that I notice when they returned
No, would continue on my merry way. It's none of my business.
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22-05-2012 21:22 #13Senior Member
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I saw a little girl standing on her own on the streets, she would have been around 4-5 years old. I parked my car on the opposite side of the road and kept an eye on her. I saw her dad about 2 minutes later racing down the street, clearly looking worried/distressed and I went on my merry way.
I would probably do the same if I saw a child in a car. Unless it was a hot day, that is police worthy.
22-05-2012 21:23 #14Senior Member
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Outside a shop i would wait a few mins to see if a parent came back before calling the cops. If it was outside a gambling/drinking venue, or a big car park not in eyesight if any shops, I would prob be inclined to ring sooner. Or if it was hot and I believed the kid/s were in danger I'd call sooner.
But under 'normal' circumstances, like outside a corner shop or news agency I'd definitely wait for a parent for a bit first.
22-05-2012 21:24 #15Member
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I would watch the situation but...
If there were signs of distress I would act, likewise if the conditions were dangerous.
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22-05-2012 21:24 #16
Just read the pp about returning the trolley - that's a great option too. I always try to make sure I park near the trolley bay but you can't always get a park RIGHT next to it. I have to admit, I stress out about someone telling me I'm being negligent by walking 4-5 spaces left or right.
22-05-2012 21:27 #17
I would wait 5 - 10 mins and then call, yes. I have done so in the past who left a baby while she was in the gym.
22-05-2012 21:37 #18
I left my 20 month in the car the other day for about 2 minutes. She fell asleep as I pulled into Coles car park. I needed nappies and formula.
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22-05-2012 21:43 #20Senior Member
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Yes I would
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