Categories

Note On Newborn Left Alone In Car: “Mum’s Doing The Shopping, Call Her If I Need Anything”

Call mum if I need help.

Call mum if I need help.

Okay wait.

What the hell?

I am at a loss for words to type here, people. A loss!

According to Yahoo, a newborn baby was found alone in a locked car while his mom went shopping. That’s bad enough but it’s the note mom left attached to the baby blanket that will have your spraying your monitor with lunch.

According to The New Zealand Herald, a man who parked next to the car with the abandoned baby saw the note sitting on the tiny baby in a car seat.

He told the paper: “It was written from the baby’s perspective, and it said, ‘my mum’s in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything‘, and it had the cellphone number. A novel idea… Don’t have a babysitter? Just enlist the help of random strangers on the street…

He tells The New Zealand Herald, “We waited there for a little bit, wondering if the mum was just going to be two seconds and come back. And my wife said, ‘I’m not going in without someone being here with the baby’.”

The paper reports that two other people stopped and called the mother, telling her to come outside. Someone snapped the photo which made it’s way to the paper. But the police haven’t launched an investigation because no complaint had been made and no one has talked to the police about the incident.

It is illegal in New Zealand to leave a child under 14 years old alone for an unreasonable time or in unreasonable conditions. But I don’t understand a complaint needing to be made to launch an investigation. Isn’t the photo enough?

Photo credit: New Zealand Herald

You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

Read more from Monica on Babble:

Tagged as: ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.