A dad was seen putting his 9 & 11 year old daughters in his car trunk and letting them out shortly after. At his arraignment yesterday he was charged with domestic assault and reckless endangerment of a child. He claimed they asked to go into the trunk to play “Find the release hatch” and let them out 30 seconds later. The girls confirm his story.
What do you think about this? While I think it’s good to find out the actual circumstances, if the dad’s claim is true, I think all charges should be dropped. I find this quote from the story particularly disturbing:
“Thirty seconds or five minutes, prosecutors said Fekete should never have allowed the children to play in the trunk.”
Why not? As long as he’s standing right there and lets them out if they can’t find the release hatch themselves, what’s the problem? As a parent, I often let my kids play in circumstances that would be dangerous for them if I wasn’t there. But I am there. From what this prosecutor is saying, I shouldn’t bring my 3 year old into a pool because she can’t swim, regardless of the fact that I can swim and I’m right there with her.