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I just called CPS on my friend's stbxw, was I justified? Or should I have minded my own business?

Anonymous
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My friend is recently in the midst of filing for legal seperation from his stbxw.

This is why I called:

She has two boys, one is from a previous father, the other is my friend's son. 

She lives in a refurbished old van/bus thing. It's like one of those buses you see that drives around the disabled? An out of comission one of those. She parks it in front of her grandmothers house (who they used to live with but left because she says the grandmother was abusing the children).

She thinks she's a "gypsy" and travels around the country in the bus selling her crotchet items at ren fairs. She crotchet's ALL day in prep because she's leaving next month to go to Texas for their ren fair. 

The bus is just that, a bus, it doesn't have a kitchen, or bathrooms, hell I don't know if the kids even ride in a carseat while it's driving. She thinks of it like an RV but it's not.

The REASON I called cps is because it's snowing outside, it gets very cold here at night, what is she doing for warmth? She can't leave the van running! What about carbon monoxide poisoning?

So that's why I called. Was I wrong? The lady that I talked to seemed very stoic the whole time she took down the information, even a little exasperated when I didn't know the last names of her and her first son that I called about. My friends son screams and cries every time he's dropped off with his mother and it's breaking my heart. 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I wouldve minded my own business

megan71108
by Gold Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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No dont feel bad at all. Those babies deserve so much better
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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Why?

Quoting Anonymous:

I wouldve minded my own business



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM
I might have called. That's no way for kids to live
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM
ffs, mind your own business
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM


You don't know all the details of how they live and it's not your business.

Quoting Anonymous:

Why?

Quoting Anonymous:

I wouldve minded my own business





ilovemykids323
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:50 PM

 hmmm not sure... they may just go inside the house that they are parked in front of when it gets cold. Or maybe she has something for the heat. I dunno...

bethgoedeken
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM

I think you made a good call by calling CPS....

LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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How would they have gotten carbon monoxide poisoning inside the vehicle?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:51 PM

I would have minded my own business.

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