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Letter: Some children can be unattended in vehicles


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From: Marvin Soliday

Columbus

I would be one of the first to agree that someone who leaves an infant/toddler alone in a car should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But in my opinion some are now crying wolf.

First-, second- or third-graders (6- and 7-year-old kids) are capable of staying in a car alone or watching a younger brother with the windows down and sunroof open or the car running with the air conditioning on.

Neither one of these children probably would have gotten upset if someone had not started snooping around, banging on the windows and yelling/calling police. They didn’t know what was going on. Probably thought these people wanted to hurt them.

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