If I saw a child I would wait for the parent to return and if they didn't after a whole I'd call the cops. If I found them distressed id call and then get them out straight away
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22-05-2012 21:45 #21
22-05-2012 21:59 #22
DH and I saw an unattended toddler in a car at our local shops once. We both commented on the negligence, but TBH neither of us even contemplated calling the police. I really don't think it's any of my business.
However if it were in a place where the child was in distress and/or it was obvious that the car had or was going to be left for a long time, I may not call the cops, but I would probably try and find someone (security or whatever) to alert them to the situation.
22-05-2012 22:07 #23
I think if the child is old enough to be able to get out of the car, then I'd leave be (so 6 or older), but younger... No. Especially a baby/toddler that's completely restrained and couldn't escape. Too many what ifs.
22-05-2012 22:13 #24
I would assess the situation and yes ring the police if need be.
22-05-2012 22:18 #25-
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yes. Id stand next to the car, and if there was a person putting away a trolley, wait to see if it was their child, and if not Id call the police.
22-05-2012 22:21 #26
I've worked at centre management for a few shopping centre chains over the years. The amount of people that leave kids and dogs in their cars for 5+ minutes shocked me. I'm talking a fair amount of time. Enough time to gather a few centre management staff around the car till the police arrived. These weren't "duck in to the shop" trips.
So in answer to the question I've had to call the police quite a few times.
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22-05-2012 22:27 #27
I leave mine in the car when I pay for petrol...shoot me, but i have had a time my toddler bolted in servo and was so scary he nearly got hit by car. Little ones can't be seen in car mirrors. So I always leave mine in car when I pay for fuel ( my 11 yr old complains why can't she come into servo). I lock the car and watch it whole time. Besides this I have never left kids in the car
22-05-2012 22:27 #28
Yep. I would. I'd stand beside the car and shout "who's kids are in the car?" - if I didn't get a response id call the police
Otherwise, I have watched kids left in the car on a hot day in the Childcare car park, they were there when I arrived, and when I was leaving still in the car (so 5 mins - windows fully down but toddler crying and school aged child yelling "mum mum!" ) so I told the director of the centre and she went out and got the kids out of the car.
Sooooo thats the exception.
If it wasn't in a Childcare car park I'd be calling the police and getting them out myself.
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22-05-2012 22:32 #29-
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yes there are nutjobs everywhere.
i see nutjobs; all the time.
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