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Man Charged with Child Endangerment for Leaving Kids at Park

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Hightop, May 6, 2012.

  1. Hightop

    Hightop Member

    Oct 15, 2011
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    Tax me.

    Police Say Dad Left Kids at Park To Shower

    Police say a father left his two young children alone at Scott Park for nearly two hours Saturday to shower at LA Fitness.

    By Mike Jones Email the author April 11, 2012


    Police say a father left his two children alone at Scott Park while shopping at Walmart and showering at LA Fitness.

    Govindaraj Narayanasamy, 38, of Scott, was charged with two counts of child endangerment after township police said he left the 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy alone in the park for nearly two hours Saturday.

    Officers were called to Scott Park at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday from a person who noticed the two children playing on the swings and slides alone without a guardian. The woman told police she had been keeping an eye on them for an hour because she knew the girl and became concerned.

    Police officers were able to get Narayanasamy’s phone number and called him as he was driving back to the park. He arrived shortly after 1 p.m. and told officers he left the children only briefly while going to shop for snacks at Walmart in Raceway Plaza and shower at the LA Fitness in Great Southern Shopping Center.

    Narayanasamy estimated he had only been gone for about 45 minutes, but the investigation revealed that he likely left the kids alone for nearly two hours, according to court records.

    Police said Narayanasamy told officers he went to LA Fitness to shower after playing tennis at the park.

    The county's Office of Children, Youth and Families is also investigating the incident.
  2. Realjad

    Realjad Contributing Member

    Oct 4, 2005
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    When I was 9 I rode my bike a mile and a half and chilled at the park all day. I'm 25 so these are still semi modern times.
  3. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

    Mar 14, 1999
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    Some people should just never have children.....

  4. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

    May 20, 2002
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    This is a genuinely gray area as far as I'm concerned. If the park was tied to their subdivision or a it was the nice/safe part of a smaller town, there would be no problem.

    For some reason this story makes me nostalgic for Baytown, Barkuloo, the train tracks at Jenkins and the tennis courts at Ross Sterling.
  5. da_juice

    da_juice Member

    Dec 16, 2009
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    If it was just the nine year old it wouldn't be so bad, but having a 9 year old have to look after a 6 year old? That's a little excessive. If it was like 8 and 11 it would be fine. But that's too young to leave alone for that amount of time.
  6. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

    Jun 2, 2000
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    Like you, I'm concerned that continued irresponsible tax cuts in pursuit of the misguided political ideology of conservatives and libertarians are often adversely affecting local governments ability to function in support of their citizens.

    At least for these unsupervised children, the outcome was not harmful.

    Tax me, too.
  7. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Jun 3, 2002
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    Two hour shower.... naked guy at the gym.

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