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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:21 PM
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Drunk, high dad leaves baby in oven overnight, baby unharmed
Edited on Wed Mar-17-10 01:21 PM by Liberal_in_LA
Drunk, high dad leaves baby in oven overnight, police say
By Jason Kessler, CNN
March 16, 2010 9:58 p.m. EDT

Larry Long, 33, is charged with first degree wanton endangerment.
Baby's mother awoke to sound of 5-week-old's cries coming from oven
Larry Long smoked marijuana at work, drank whiskey at home night before, police say
Psychiatric facility alerted authorities after Long, 33, contacted mental health hot line

Emergency crews transported infant to hospital, where he was found to be unharmed

(CNN) -- A Kentucky man high on marijuana and drunk on whiskey put his 5-week-old son in the oven Sunday and left him there overnight, police said.

The oven door was slightly ajar, and the oven was not turned on.

After smoking marijuana at the restaurant where he works as a cook, Larry Long, 33, returned home to share a fifth of whiskey with the baby's mother, Brandy Hatton, McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden said in a statement.

Hatton had four or five shots and went to bed while Long finished the bottle, Hayden said.

At 5:30 the next morning, Hatton awoke to the sound of the baby's cries coming from the oven. He had been in it for several hours, police said.

Emergency crews responding to the scene transported the infant to a local hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

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Police arrested Long and charged him with first degree wanton endangerment. He is being held on bail of $10,000.

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Authorities have removed the baby from its mother's care and awarded emergency custody to members of her family.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/03/16/kentucky.oven.baby/...
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:24 PM
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1. Went to bed or passed out?
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:27 PM
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2. Some people
should just not have children. I hope the baby finds a better home where he can grow up with love and support permanently. It doesn't seem like either parent is ready for such responsibility.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:27 PM
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3. Of course, the vast majority of the blame here will be meted out to that HORRIBLE pot!
Not the alcohol, not the fact that the guy is probably something of a fuckup and in need of counseling.

Nope, he got HIGH, so THAT'S why he did this.

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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 02:11 PM
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10. Exactly correct! Pot will be the evil enabler, as usual. Pot made him drink, pot made
him a fuck up, on and on... Same old misinformed ignorant SH**!!!
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:28 PM
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4. Oh thank goodness
something to distract from HCR...

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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:29 PM
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5. Why did they call 911?
Wasn't the baby unharmed?
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dustbunnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:36 PM
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8. Well the mother had four or five shots. That's not enough to incapacitate someone.
Edited on Wed Mar-17-10 01:38 PM by dustbunnie
Maybe she has a hell of a lot more sense than her troubled partner and wanted to be sure nothing else had happened to the baby. If he was hallucinating to the point that putting the baby into an oven seemed sensible, who knows what else might've seemed rational. If the kid was squalling so plaintively maybe she worried about internal damage.

Edit: forget it. Looks like the dumb dad did it to himself. :D
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 02:31 PM
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11. That depends. Four or five shots would incapacitate me.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:32 PM
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6. "Dad" called hospital to ask what charges he would face. THEN the police were called, found infant.
WTF?

His own call prompted the call to police and subsequent discovery of the infant in the over.

(snip)
The McCracken County Sheriff's Department in Kentucky got a call from an area hospital saying that a man had called asking what charges he'd face for doing it.

"Had there been a concern about the child, I would've called an ambulance right away," Det. Robert Caskey said.

When police arrived at Larry Long's home, they found a 5-week-old infant inside a cold oven with the door cracked. The child had been there for two hours.

Long and his wife told authorities they had been drinking. He was then arrested and charged with endangerment. He's currently being held on $10,000 bond.
(snip)

http://www.wmur.com/news/22865761/detail.html


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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:35 PM
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7. I'm gonna say it was the whiskey and not the pot.
I've made some dumb drunken decisions.

The only thing I do when smoked up is sometimes pause and rethink my actions for a second or two. Ironically nobody tells me I was acting unusually afterwards.

Probably because I only thought I was acting unusual.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 01:48 PM
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9. If mom and dad are drinking a fifth of whiskey a night, the baby is not "unharmed".
Quite the contrary.
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