Woman Allegedly Drove With Gas Canister Next To Unrestrained Toddler

NuttyJim

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This is the supposed Free and Trendy-Less state. Definitely explains alot.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/06/05/aurora-woman-gas-canister-next-to-toddler/


Woman Allegedly Drove With Gas Canister Next To Unrestrained*Toddler

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are releasing some details about a strange case in which a woman was found driving with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat of her car and a canister of gas next to him strapped in a child safety seat.

The incident happened on May 30 or 31, according to police spokesman Frank Fania. Police pulled the woman over at Tower Road and Illif.

In a photo police released a large gas canister is seen next to the toddler, who appears to be wearing nothing but a diaper. The boy has a seat belt on but should be in the safety seat, according to the law.

Police said the woman was not wearing a seat belt and neither was her 14-year-old son who was also in the car.

The woman was cited for no proof of insurance and three seat belt violations.

Police so far are not releasing any further details about the incident.
 
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You ever spill gas inside a car... takes for ever to get rid of that smell.
 

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How can you post this story without posting the picture? Slacker.

 

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Colorado Mom gets in trouble of pic of gas can in child seat

Colorado mom who allegedly secured gas can in tot's car seat defends herself
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A Colorado mother has come forward to defend herself from charges of child abuse over an incident involving a gas can and a child's car seat.A Colorado mother has come forward to defend herself from charges of child abuse over an incident involving a gas can and a child's car seat.A Colorado mother has come forward to defend herself from charges of child abuse over an incident involving a gas can and a child's car seat.12 photosView the full slideshow »
A Colorado mother has come forward to defend herself from charges of child abuse over an incident involving a gas can and a child's car seat.

Sandra Ramirez, a mother from Aurora, Colo. who was ticketed for seat belt violations by the Aurora Police Department for allegedly strapping a gas can into her 2-year-old son Christian's car seat claims that the photo of the event is causing a misunderstanding, according to reports published on June 7, 2012 by KCNC-TV CBS4 Denver, KMGH-TV, the Daily Mail, KGTV, and other media sources.

The original incident which took place on May 30, 2012 and was posted on the Colorado Department of Transportation website, has drawn hundreds of outraged comments accusing the woman of child abuse and having her priorities distorted.
View slideshow: Colorado mom who allegedly secured gas can in tot's car seat defends herself

However, Mrs. Ramirez has spoken out in her own defense in a video interview by KCNC-TV, the CBS network affiliate in Denver. She claims that her 2-year-old son had learned to slip out of the child seat by himself, and then buckle himself into the rear passenger seat using the car's standard seat belts, as seen in the attached slide show and video clip.

Making matters look even worse, after she was stopped by police in a "Click It or Ticket" safety campaign, Ramirez claims that the 16-year-old boy who was sitting in the front passenger seat holding a gas can in his lap, then placed that container in the rear child seat. The woman admits that the memorable photo of the incident that has now gone viral looks bad, but it gives a false picture of what really happened.

Her story is backed up by the fact that she only received citations for three seat belt violations, for herself, her front seat passenger, and for her son not being secured in the rear child seat. She was not cited for child endangerment, and Aurora Police Department officer Frank Fania supported the fact that Mrs. Ramirez had a clean driving record.

Media outlets around the world have picked up on the original story, but most have not probed beyond the obvious impression of the original photo of the gas can in the child seat. Aurora Police Lieutenant Chuck Deshazer defends it, saying, "It is a legitimate picture, it is not staged."

That may indeed be true. But any image editor knows that photos are not objective, and present their own point of view.

Nevertheless, police are still skeptical of the woman's version of events. The officer who stopped Mrs. Ramirez asked if the child put the gas can in the car seat and buckled it up, then buckled himself into a seat belt on the other side of the car.

In her tearful video account, Ramirez confirmed that was almost exactly what happened.

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I love this picture. Nominate this broad for mother of the decade. I bet she needed the gas to go ATV riding or something else classy like that.