A 7 year old in Westbrook, Maine, was playing at the park within eyesight of her family’s house. Someone called 911 (of course) and police swooped in. They took the girl to the precinct because, as this bzekdfktke
WMTW reporter notes, “Mom WASN’T watching.”
You mean, mom didn’t devote her afternoon to sitting at the side of the park and watching her child’s every move? Tsk, tsk. The child was on her own for about an hour and, as the town’s police chief tells the reporter, “That’s a long time for a 7 year old girl to be by herself any place, let alone a park.”
Yes, the park is certainly the last place you’d ever want to see a kid hanging out. What kind of crazy mom would let her kids go there?
Nicole Jensen. She’s the mom. She sends her kids out to play and now she is charged with child endangerment.
Luckily the police were able to “reunite” the mother and child — as if this was post-Katrina or something. As if it they couldn’t have simply walked the girl across the street to her house, instead of hauling her off to the police station where they “cared for her” — like a refugee. The police chief is thankful her department had all the necessary “resources and facilities” for saving this kid.
So from now on, let’s hope Nicole Jensen has learned her lesson: Parks aren’t for kids! They’re for real estate values. They’re props. You’re not supposed to let your kids actually PLAY in them.
If you watch to the end of this piece, the reporter, David Charns, says that the little girl and her brother have just gone BACK to the park, even as he’s filing his report.
The little recidivists! Will they never learn? – L