Stoner Mom Places Baby On Roof Of Car, Drives, Baby Falls Off…

It’s been fairly well established that it’s safer to drive stoned than drunk, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea … from Reuters:

A marijuana-smoking woman was arrested on Saturday in Phoenix after she accidentally drove away with her five-week-old son in a child safety seat on the roof of her vehicle, police said.

The baby fell off the car in the middle of an intersection and was found unharmed and strapped into the seat, said Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes.

The mother Catalina Clouser, 19, was booked into jail on child abuse and aggravated assault charges…

[continues at Reuters]

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  • Marcel Marcel

    I’m surprised more accidents like this didn’t happen with all the high school dropout sponges suddenly jumping off the couch to go racing to the polls to vote for Barrett yesterday. 

    Oh wait, Phoenix … sorry, I thought this happened in Wisconsin. 

  • http://twitter.com/popfreeradio A Serf Just Like Ewe

    what a horribly misleading title… It could have just as easily read: Christian woman or Republican Woman or hard-working woman, but instead you play into the talking-point bullshit and try to blame the incident on pot. piss-poor journalism. Suck one.

    • http://disinfo.com Majestic

      Um, did you read the story in full? There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that she was baked.

      • chinagreenelvis

        While the title isn’t “misleading,” the story itself does very much focus on the fact that she’s a pot smoker and was intoxicated at the time of the incident. Even the photo accompanying the article is a giant picture of cannabis leaves.

        The problem is that the emphasis here is on the drug and not the person who happens to be using it.

      • rtb61

         Is that drunk or stoned or both. They went to buy beer ie they already drank what they had and wanted more. So alcohol based upon reality and known affects was far more likely the cause.

    • GoodGrief

      You are an idiot. Had she been drunk, the title would have been “Drunk Mom Places Baby on Roof…” She was intoxicated (ie: stoned) and should not have been driving. The same laws that apply to drunk driving can/will apply to pot when (not if) it is legalized. 

  • DeepCough

    Goddamn! Do those safety seats work or what?

    But seriously, once Nancy Grace gets a hold of this story, you can kiss weed legalization goodbye for the forseeable future.

    • Redacted

      Damn that Nancy Grace and her angry voodoo!

  • Smokintokinjokinbrit

    she dosent deserve a spliff nevermind a child. although even if i was as baked as possible i still dont know how i’d manage that, maby leave my phone somewhere but a baby ? ill have what she’s smoking  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651217112 Paul Stella

    Blaming human stupidity on marijuana is like blaming McDonalds for obesity. It’s an utter bullshit argument. 

    • Jin The Ninja

      are you just trolling? because mcdic ks DOES have some responsibility for obesity, as do all factory food production methods and the industries who profit from them. fail.

      • Cleanest

         Hah! You fell in his rhetoric trap!

        • Jin The Ninja

          did i? ‘did’ i?

          • Tasty_circus_peanut

            Yes, you did.  And people who make mcdonalds daily/consistently are to blame for their own damn obesity.  I can’t stand it when people point the finger for problems that are so clearly and obviously their own.  McDonalds wouldn’t exist if idiots didn’t wolf down their garbage food all the time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001410244588 Coral Reef

       that doesn’t even make sense

      • Richard

        Americans are the stupidest people on Earth.  What else did you expect?

        • tooCents

          I don’t know. I met some dumb people in Chad once. And in Ecuador.

  • Senleewashington

    Was anyone else reminded of “Raising Arizona”?

    • tooCents

       Ahhhhhhhhhh! Aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

  • Redacted

    If that baby had a gun this would have never happened! Contact your Congressman and tell him its time to give babies the guns they deserve!

  • justagirl

    who puts an infant on top of a car anyway?  that’s just stupid.  

    • JustaRetard

      Maybe she though she was the baby police and thought she saw a diaper run in progress across the street and decided to put the baby on rooftop so it could scream and wave its arms… You know, like real police lights and sirens. :P

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Coke Snorting Prez Spends Trillions on Afghan War
    Drunk Rumsfeld Loses 2 Trillion in Pentagon Sofa

    those kind of headlines are reserved for pot heads

  • maideqi

    tinyurl.com/73huk6r

  • Richard

    A lot of us have put an item on top of our cars that we forget to put into the car with us before taking off.  But a BABY?!?  A freakin’ BABY???  I don’t think it was because of the marijuana.  I think it was because of the immense amount of empty space inside her skull.

    • Sneezy

       And that is because of fuckin’ marijuana… Dopey!

  • tooCents

    You can’t say ANYthing negative about pot to pot smokers. Pot is sacred and harmless. I’m not saying I agree.

    • chinagreenelvis

      For people who would leave a baby on top of a moving vehicle, weed is not the problem, but rather a symptom.

  • Person

    If she was stone cold sober, then what?  She’s not the first to do that.    Might want to discourage people from putting anything on top of their car.     One time while out with a friend I notice a beer mug on top of the car/suv, it had a rack on top, this beer mug had been up there for a long time.  Maybe all cars should have luggage racks to help the forgetful parents.  haha.

    This ain’t the first time.

    • Johnnyutah

       This is funny but its actually a good point too. I had to stop a woman last year in a parking lot in Vegas because she put her child seat on top of the car while she loaded in her other kids and then started the car and started to back up before I ran over yelling and stopped her. She freaked out and started crying and thanking me. She was obese but did not appear to be drunk, stoned, or in any other way inebriated. I think people should probably load the baby first rather than sitting them on the roof.

      • JustaRetard

         If she was obese then blame McDonald’s for her being stoopid and inebriated… Duh!

  • Hazy Daisy

    Child abuse, aggravated assault. I hope the mother has the good sense to plead not guilty to those abusive and aggravated charges.

  • howiebledsoe

    Raising Arizona, anyone?

  • Thom Vane

    When Americans ‘smoke a bowl’ of pot, it’s one bong-hit? 

  • Chromiumblur

    Why are all actions of pot smokers blamed on the pot. Sometimes incredibly stupid people smoke pot. Sometimes incredibly stupid people do not smoke pot. It would only be fair if every non-stoner who does something stupid is taken as evidence that not smoking pot makes you do stupid things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1499091078 Jenni Watson

    I agree the title is misleading. I was a 19 year “stoner” mom and I never once did anything so blatantly irresponsible. That’s not drugs, that’s just a freaking idiot. There isn’t a damn thing wrong with partaking in something relaxing once the day is done and baby is asleep. The problem is the sort of irresponsibility that many parents show stoned or not. I never would have put the baby on the roof of the car to start with. I’d also point out that my parents actually left me at a restaurant back in the 70′s when I was a little baby and neither of them were stoned, drunk or otherwise incapacitated. (Of course they realized it and came back, the waitress was playing with me, lol.) And yes, I and my kids turned out fine. We are nice normal well-adjusted people who pay their bills and do their jobs.