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Mom Leaves Tot in Car While She Shops

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We're all in favor of getting a good deal, but this is ridiculous!

pregnant mom leaves child in car while shopping

Alona Sulman, a Long Island lawyer who is nine months' pregnant, left her 2-year-old daughter alone in her car while she nabbed some bargains at Walmart, reports the NY Daily News.

Sulman left the toddler in her car seat at a shopping center for at least an hour while she shopped Saturday, according to police.

A concerned citizen called 911, and police were waiting for Sulman when she returned to the car with her purchases in hand.

Sulman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, and she faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

Do you think Sulman should do jail time?

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9 comments so far | Post a comment now
Nikki November 30, 2009, 9:12 AM

Hell YES she should go to jail and not allowed to have anymore children ever!

tonetone November 30, 2009, 9:24 AM

hell no. just give her a fine.

Sandee November 30, 2009, 9:49 AM

No question, she is an officer of the courts, she more than anyone should have been aware of the consequences. What shopping could be so important not to bring the child in with you!?!?! I have a 2 yr old (ie, the monster) and would never think to leave her in the car!!!

pierceddvl November 30, 2009, 9:51 AM

i think they should rip out her ovaries and throw her in prison:}

Ashley November 30, 2009, 11:45 AM

As long as the child is fine then she should pay a fine and go to parenting classes. Taking children away from their parents is psycholgically harmful especially to a two year old and should only be done in the most extreme cases.

Jen November 30, 2009, 2:15 PM

She left a 2 year old child in a car for an hour!! Thank goodness, nothing bad happened but I still don’t know if jail time would be appropriate since she is pregnant and the jails are already over-crowded. But she did endanger her child and thus needs to be punished, this woman needs some hefty fines, a minimum of a year long parenting class that she must attend in person and probation.

Anonymous December 2, 2009, 10:11 AM

Sulman… Suleman… sounds familiar. At least she only has 2, not 14, to abandon.

Roma December 3, 2009, 3:54 AM

SHE LEFT THE CHILD FOR AN HOUR! Anything could have happened. The child could’ve gotten out of the seat, fond something and choked. She could have found a way out of the car and been abducted. This woman is a lawyer? What a moron! She needs a huge fine, parenting classes, and probably not jail time since she is pregnant and has a young child, but definitely probation.

Cait January 1, 2010, 9:46 PM

I think it depends, it is unfortunately possible to forget your child. Pregnancy and sleep deprivation can do a lot to a mother. I’d say more details are necessary.

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