What a goof! Teen mom leaves baby on car roof
By David Menzies for MSN Autos
Years ago, I recall purchasing a McDonald’s breakfast to go – a large coffee, hotcakes, an Egg McMuffin, hash browns – the whole McNine yards. I had a lot on my mind and hardly anything in my stomach and hadn’t yet woken up to join the Land of the Living Dread. So, it was that I placed the breakfast upon the ivory rooftop of my now-dearly departed Honda CR-X, unlocked the door, slid into the driver’s seat, and slowly motored out of the lot.
What’s wrong with this picture?
The answer came the instant I applied the brakes and an avalanche of food and beverage cascaded down my Honda’s windshield.
It was one of those moments – akin to going ass-over-tea-kettle upon slipping on ice – that despite the pain suffered and the self-realization you’re a clumsy doofus, all you really care about is that nobody actually witnessed the faux pas (pride truly does goeth before a fall, after all.)
But at least my temporary brain cramp only resulted in a lost breakfast. Alas, the rooftop faux pas Catalina Clauser committed was far more dire: the pot-smoking momma drove off with her five-week-old son in a child safety seat placed on her vehicle’s roof.
The baby soon fell off the car in the middle of an intersection; incredibly, the precious cargo was later found unharmed and still strapped into his seat, according to Phoenix Police spokesman James Holmes.
The 19-year-old Mother of the Year candidate, meanwhile, was booked into jail on child abuse and aggravated assault charges. The infant was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and is currently in the custody of state Child Protective Services.
Officers stopped the car and the boyfriend was arrested for suspicion of DUI driving with the baby in a 2000 Ford Focus.
Evidently, Clauser was so upset about her boyfriend’s arrest that she drove to a friend's home and "admittedly smoked one or two additional bowls of marijuana," according to a police spokesman.
Hey don’t we all do that after a traffic violation?
She then left her friend’s house around midnight with the baby asleep in the car seat; for some reason (hallucinations?), the baby was erroneously upon her vehicle’s rooftop.
Clauser apparently didn’t even realize the infant was missing until she arrived home.
The moral of this story: Clauser, judging by her actions, is clearly an unfit mother; and although the pot-heads of the world will protest, yet again we have ample proof why marijuana should not be legalized.