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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:01 PM
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Woman charged for having child ride in box atop van
Woman charged for having child ride in box atop van

ALBERTVILLE, AL - A Marshall County woman is in the city jail here for having her 13-year-old daughter ride in a cardboard box atop her van.

Albertville Police spokesman Sgt. Jamie Smith said Jackie Denise Knott, 37, of Albertville was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Smith said the child was turned over to a relative.

<snip>

Officers stopped the van on U.S. 431 and asked Knott why the child was riding atop her vehicle. "The box was too big to go inside the van, and she would be able to hold it down if she was inside the box," Smith said the woman told police.

When asked about the child's safety, Smith said Knott told the officers that she had the box secured to the van with a clothes hanger.


Albertville Police Dept.Jackie Denise Knott

More:
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2009/10/woman_charged_for_h...


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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:04 PM
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1. File in "Too Stupid to Live" category.
Edited on Mon Oct-05-09 07:38 PM by virgogal
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:11 PM
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4. it's "too" stupid to live.
sorry, not usually a spelling nazi, but in this case it was irritable.

Feel free to correct my comma placement. :)
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:27 PM
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8. you made me chuckle.

:rofl:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 11:50 PM
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11. what's even funnier? I meant to type irresistible and it came out irritable.
OY!
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jeffbr Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:33 PM
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9. It's spelled "close hanger":
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:18 AM
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30. ow...
that made my brain hurt.
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:40 PM
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10. Edited---thanks. No offense taken.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:05 PM
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2. Oops. Didn't see you had posted it already.
I will delete my thread.

Don't really know what to say about this. I was outraged last week when a 17 year old driver going 90 mph on a city street here slammed into a truck and a 0ne year old baby in the car NOT IN A CAR SEAT was killed. This is really just as bad. Maybe worse.
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Dirtyhairy Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:09 PM
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3. Take her kids away and tie her tubes. nt
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:13 PM
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5. Did she know Mitt Romney and his Irish Setter in the 70s or something?
She may be an uneducated idiot, but Mittens ran for president. People will never cease to amaze me!
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Regret My New Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:14 PM
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6. How do people become so stupid?
I'm assuming they're not born that way, right?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:14 AM
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28. We're all born without knowing a damn thing in this world
sure genetics will have some involvement with how smart someone will be but ultimately I truly believe it's the environment. I mean did someone out there suggest this might not be the best idea for her to do this?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:21 AM
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33. well, like they say...
you want to find the easiest way to do or fix something, find a lazy person.

But in this case; if you want to find the most dangerous way to do something that appears to make sense, find a stupid person.

LOL
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:20 AM
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31. Well, they have always been stupid...
it's just now that this type of stupidity is more available for wide audience viewing via the internet. :)

See? Technology does do some good. LOL

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Ineeda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 07:18 PM
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7. Wow. For once it wasn't Florida. n/t
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:10 AM
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26. lol! First thing I thought of!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 11:53 PM
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12. Secured with coat hangers... well that makes it ok.
:eyes:

Doesn't seem like an abusive mom. Just not too smart.
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 02:51 AM
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17. yet she needed the kid on the roof to make sure the box was secure
Yeah, like that makes sense.

"But Officer, the box was completely secure on the roof with the coat hangers!"

"So then why was your kid in the box?"

"To make sure the box was secure!"

:crazy:

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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:02 AM
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13. Not quite as bad as the lady at Yellowstone who smeared peanut butter on her kid's face
Edited on Tue Oct-06-09 12:04 AM by bertman
so she could get a picture of a bear licking off the peanut butter. Luckily there was an alert park ranger nearby who stifled her creativity.

Sometimes I really do wonder if universal suffrage is such a great idea. You know that both she and Glenn Beck get to vote.



:wow:
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:13 AM
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14. When I went to the Six Flags safari a minivan ahead of us
had one person hanging out of an open window with a box of Cheez Its in one hand and a camcorder in their other hand. There were no alert employees nearby and a monkey jumped in a van full of adults and kids and would not get out. When some of the staff finally came by we drove past them and my aunt rolled down her window so she could let the staff know what they missed.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:23 AM
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15. Some people are just too stupid to breed.
:wtf:
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:07 AM
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21. Have to agree. Based on my experiences, about
half of the people in this country should not be permited to reproduce. The problem with this is that by the time you identify them, it is to late.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:29 AM
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16. So the idea was that the kid's weight would help hold the box in place?
That sounds reasonable. :)

When I was 13, I would have thought that it was a genius idea to ride in a box on top of a van; unfortunately, there were actual grown-ups around back when I was a kid...
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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 02:56 AM
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18. but she said the box was secure because of the coat hangers
her reason for her kid being in the box as a perfectly safe and reasonable thing to do.

Nevermind the fact that she also claimed the reason the kid was in the box was to secure it.

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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 10:51 AM
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24. So it was doubly safe - this busy-body cop should have left her alone
;)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 03:35 AM
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19. Even though I had no knowledge of moments of inertia at that age...
I hope I nevertheless would have refused to ride in that manner.

Ah, who am I kidding - of course I would have gone along with it. :rofl:
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 05:20 AM
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20. Son rapes drunken passed out mother
Good old Albertville. Weird shit always going on in that town.

http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=5598920&nav=menu...
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:36 AM
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23. Wow. . . Did you read the first two responses?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:29 AM
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35. Here they are. They are much to bizarre, in that classic sort of way, to be allowed to slip by...
"sarah
this 19years man is very sick for rape his only mommy and i hope that he be locked up for rest are his no good life.and i hope that this will stop the mommy from get this drunk may god help them both. i have 6 sons myself i never drunk any kind are alcohol around my children . i hope she learn from this stop drinking."

"lamekeya
this is a very sick individual and he needs to seek help because his mother birth him in the world and she should be the last person that he should want to see harm done to may god be with her."


(Nothing has been changed. This is how they appear.)
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:24 PM
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41. Bizarre, it's too nice of a word for stupid people. . . LOL
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:26 PM
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42. I like to be gentle with teh stupid. LOL nt
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:30 AM
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36. Ahhh, but the teen had a reason after all...
"From what we understand the rape stemmed from an argument between him and his brother. And apparently they were arguing over a girlfriend. And the rape was some sort of retaliation towards his brother," said Sgt. Jamie Smith of the Albertville Police Department."

"It was unusual retaliation on an unsuspecting victim."

(no shit)
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:20 AM
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22. It's Aladamnbama. . . .
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:05 AM
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25. Funny how you can look at people
and immediately have an idea of what they are about.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:31 AM
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37. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves...
others wear their stupid on their faces.
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 01:12 PM
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43. I like that one
ty
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:11 AM
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27. Hasn't she been punished enough?
(standard DU response when a woman is accused of a crime.)

:sarcasm:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:16 AM
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29. "awww, but the kids love it!"
:banghead:

teh stupid, it burns!! it burns!!!

"Knott told the officers that she had the box secured to the van with a clothes hanger."

one more time...

:banghead:
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:20 AM
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32. A young man from my old town died.
He was "riding" a mattress in the back of a pickup truck. When the truck hit about 55 mph, the wind got under it and threw him right out. Died instantly.

I believe he was 17. :(
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:21 AM
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34. I'm so glad wingers have found an important use, for all those clothes hangers, till they force ...
another use.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:33 AM
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38. Must have been an awesome box.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 11:55 AM
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39. For those not from Alabama, let me explain....
it is retro-active birth control.

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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 12:06 PM
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40. OH - you are making my sides split. N/T
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