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Created By: mumof6
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Topic : Man steals car with kids inside and crashes!
mumof6 - `10` `2012-06-29 12:13:12`  

I leave my kids in the car briefly to pay for petrol, watching the car all the time. I May think twice after reading this though!!!

 

http://news.msn.co.nz/article.aspx?id=8491447

 

Do you leave your kids in the car to pop into the dairy etc...

 

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Guest Member - 1:12 PM Mon-2-Jul-2012
I think it's ok to leave the kids if: you know they are happily settled, it's not a hot day and if it's just to pop in somewhere for a minute or two. Id never go to where i couldnt see the car and id always lock the doors. It's not realistic to always get them out just for a few seconds and straight back in again (tantrums!) It's just a case of parental judgement and common sense. Unfortunately some parents lack those to things and fail to put their kids needs first.
tallsonn - 8:06 PM Sun-1-Jul-2012
Petrol stations can be quite dangerous places with vehicles often coming in and out from both directions plus there is always something slippery on the ground so I prefer to leave my 2 in the car but ALWAYS lock it and alarm it too. I do try to get petrol when I'm on my own but it doesn't always work out that way.
LIVINGLIFE - 7:22 PM Sun-1-Jul-2012
I saw this on the news and they asked the little boy what he said to the car stealer and he said he told him to "piss off", not the sort of thing you would expect to come out of the young boys mouth!!!
Jackaroo - 9:29 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I have a 5 year old and 19 month old twins so i do leave the kids in the car if I'm paying for petrol and when i duck into the dairy if I can get a park right outside the door and can see the car at all times...i always take the keys and lock the car
thecoffeelady - 9:28 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I have actually never had to get petrol with my daughter so far, getting petrol since she was born is kind of like a date night for us as a couple LOL (sounds weird) Whenever it needs doing we go out all together and buy a coffee from wild bean and go to the beach and watch the waves. I really looking forward to buying petrol nowdays!
Guest Member - 9:21 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I don't mind if someone else is in the car, I do it once in a blue moon for petrol but I prefer pay at pump ones if I have the kids, or most of the time they go in with me. I have 5 year old and one year old, so not a big mission. Never into a shop and leave them. I just get the heeby jeebies about doing it. The incident in the news was where they were left with another adult, not on their own.
MumBum - 9:08 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I don't stress so much when all three boys are there coz the oldest is 7, but with the two younger ones ages 2 years and 7 months, its such a mission to undo car seat buckles then carry them in and try to control the toddler instore that it would be longer for me to do all that than to just leave them for 5 mins.I always joked that if anyone stole my kids they'd last about 10mins before they handed them in to someone for the noise and constant questions from the 7 year old, not to mention the grumples and screaming when they are hungry would make them look forward to the peace and quiet of prison.lol
fritter - 8:14 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
Yes, I do leave the kids in the car to pay for petrol and to go into the dairy but only if i can see the car. I also crack the back windows and lock the doors.
JacqIAm - 8:06 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I always leave the kids in the car when I pay for petrol, but take my keys with me, and I can see the car.
ekubo - 7:50 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012

I usually try to get petrol when I don't have kids in the car, after I've dropped everyone at school and preschool for instance. But when they are with me I generally leave them in the car when I go to pay. They are 10, 7 and 4 now, and I'd always lock the car but I've done this since they were tiny.

It's a worry tho, and certainly not the first time it's happened here. I wonder if the guy is still speaking to his mate? Think twice about who you leave your kids with!

Guest Member - 7:39 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
Having read the article, i believe he left the keys in that car as his mate was in the car also, until his mate got out to come in too. I always hold keys whether kids in car or not, and if going into anywhere other than a petrol station i lock doors. I always choose central pumps of petrol stations. And should someone try to steal my car with kids in it - I pity the fool... my kids are likely to brain him from behind with one of their toys. LOL
Guest Member - 4:30 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I always lock my car and tell my oldest not to unlock for anyone. I would never leave my youngest in the car as she would unlock and probably get out. She is now 7 but would still do this. I make a point of not getting petrol if she is with me. I am very wary of leaving kids in cars as this incident is not unheard of. It happens often. Keep kids safe. Most criminals don't care about anyone.
Nessa - 4:28 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I have left my girls in the car while I am paying for petrol, but only if I can see the car and I take the keys and lock the doors.
missmoo - 4:10 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
well point is if you take your keys the car cant be stolen i have 4 kids so no i dont take them all out of the car to run in and pay for things but yep keys come out cause would take them longer to hot wire the car then for me to get back to the car
mom - 3:38 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
Oh my, I must be a paranoid mom.  Until now I've never left my kids in the car and probably never will.  To scared something might happen.
jopukeko - 12:23 PM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I always take my keys with me when I get out of the car. I had a car that would often lock when you least expect it. I leave my kids in the car when I pay for petrol it is certaianly saver than having them (often 4 of them) walking through the forecourt.
JulieKidspotter - 10:25 AM Sat-30-Jun-2012
I usually use Pak n Save for my petrol so I don't have to leave the car. But if I have to buy it elsewhere then I do leave my kids in the car - odds are it's more dangerous to take them across a busy forecourt than to leave them in a locked car for 3 minutes.
Gillymama - 12:06 AM Sat-30-Jun-2012
When I have to pay for petrol, i hate leaving the kids in the car, but would be crazy to take them in... I always take the keys.
mumof6 - 4:01 PM Fri-29-Jun-2012

I would never leave the kids alone in the car if I couldn't see them still! Now days I usually have teens in the car too, so it's all good.

 It has just been hard when you have got a baby and toddler and all you want to do is pay for petrol. In my case at times it would of been more dangerous to take my baby in while trying to control my toddler and  pay for gas, than to quickly pop in (with keys in hand) and pay.

thecoffeelady - 1:51 PM Fri-29-Jun-2012
excuse my ignorance but at what age are you allowed to leave them in the car? I've left bubs once when I went to a ATM but other than that I'm a bit scared to.....
mumof6 - 12:54 PM Fri-29-Jun-2012

I always take the keys with me too!

MumBum - 12:16 PM Fri-29-Jun-2012
I do leave my toddler and baby in the car while I stop in to pay for gas or stop in at the dairy...but I always take the keys with me, even at the petrol station not because I worry that something like this might happen but because I am in the habit of taking the key out of the ignition every time I leave the car.


   
 
 
 
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