Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Current Events & Hot Topics Current Events & Hot Topics

couple arrested after leaving young children in cold car while in court

 

EPD says couple arrested after leaving young children in cold car while in court

Posted: Mar 06, 2013 2:13 PM CSTUpdated: Mar 06, 2013 2:28 PM CST

By Sean Edmondson -

 




 

Updated: Mar 07, 2013 6:12 AM CST

 

Representatives from Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville will be in Daviess County for a special safety event. As we head into spring, that means you'll probably be seeing lots of students ridingMore >>

 

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Evansville Police say a local couple is arrested on neglect charges after leaving their young children alone in a vehicle in Downtown Evansville while they went to court.

Police say around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning someone had called Evansville dispatch after walking by a vehicle in the rear parking lot of the Civic Center and hearing a child crying inside.

EPD says when officers arrived on scene they found inside the vehicle three young children, ages 3, 23 months and 7 months.

Police say the vehicle was locked, but one of the back windows had only tape covering it. EPD says the officers removed the covering and unlocked the vehicle. The officers say temperature inside the vehicle was about 45 degrees.

An officer then asked the 3-year-old boy where his parents were, "Chase told me to put a bottle in her mouth when she cries," the boy replied to the officer, referring to the 7-month-old who was in a car seat between the other two children.

EPD says Child Protective Service was then called to the scene to take custody of the children.

Officers ran the plates of the vehicle and found that it was registered to Chase Mattingly, who they say was in Misdemeanor Court at the time of the incident.

Police say they contacted the Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office who then escorted Chase to the waiting EPD officers.

Authorities say Chase's wife, Cammie Mattingly, was found and escorted to the EPD officers a short time later.

EPD says they were arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. They are each charged with three counts of Child Neglect, a Class D felony.

 

 

by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Replies (41-50):
AjsMom0508
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:24 PM
I live in Michigan. 45 degrees here is no coat weather unless it's windy. I know a lot of people who wear shorts in that weather. I'm not saying that they were right in what they did. It was extremely stupid but those kids were not going to freeze to death.

Quoting lga1965:

 


Quoting AjsMom0508:

45 in Indiana is not cold. Those kids shouldn't have been left in the car alone but I laugh at the part about it being cold.

 I live in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees is cold, and these are little kids, in a cold car!  The parents are totally irresponsible. And the Mom is still with a jerk like him who has a court date and someone said this isn't the first one?


Losers.

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

What a pair of dolts.

lga1965
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM

 where do you think Minnesota is,anyway? Down south? LOL. We have below zero temps in the winter but I still won't go out without a coat when it's 45.  You're full of BS

Quoting AjsMom0508:

I live in Michigan. 45 degrees here is no coat weather unless it's windy. I know a lot of people who wear shorts in that weather. I'm not saying that they were right in what they did. It was extremely stupid but those kids were not going to freeze to death.

Quoting lga1965:

 


Quoting AjsMom0508:

45 in Indiana is not cold. Those kids shouldn't have been left in the car alone but I laugh at the part about it being cold.

 I live in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees is cold, and these are little kids, in a cold car!  The parents are totally irresponsible. And the Mom is still with a jerk like him who has a court date and someone said this isn't the first one?


Losers.

 

Mom2KIL
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM
I don't even think it is so much about the cold but that they left three very young children in a vehicle alone like that. Idiots!!!


Quoting canadianmom1974:

Wow, just ... wow! What were they thinking? Obviously they weren't.



I will say though, 45 is like +7, that's not cold. Cool, yes, but not cold. Though I guess it may be a matter of perspective.

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
AjsMom0508
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Minnesota is due west of me. 45 degrees is not cold enough that those kids would have frozen. Last I checked 32 degrees Fahrenheit was the temperature at which water freezes and since the human body is composed of mostly water you do the math. Winter here is generally frigid. Add to that winds off the lake and it can be down right brutal.

Quoting lga1965:

 where do you think Minnesota is,anyway? Down south? LOL. We have below zero temps in the winter but I still won't go out without a coat when it's 45.  You're full of BS


Quoting AjsMom0508:

I live in Michigan. 45 degrees here is no coat weather unless it's windy. I know a lot of people who wear shorts in that weather. I'm not saying that they were right in what they did. It was extremely stupid but those kids were not going to freeze to death.


Quoting lga1965:


 



Quoting AjsMom0508:

45 in Indiana is not cold. Those kids shouldn't have been left in the car alone but I laugh at the part about it being cold.


 I live in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees is cold, and these are little kids, in a cold car!  The parents are totally irresponsible. And the Mom is still with a jerk like him who has a court date and someone said this isn't the first one?



Losers.


 

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:39 PM
I know that, it was completely wrong of them to leave three babies alone. Period.

I just find it funny when people think that temps that I find mild, are cold, and I commented on it.


Quoting Mom2KIL:

I don't even think it is so much about the cold but that they left three very young children in a vehicle alone like that. Idiots!!!




Quoting canadianmom1974:

Wow, just ... wow! What were they thinking? Obviously they weren't.





I will say though, 45 is like +7, that's not cold. Cool, yes, but not cold. Though I guess it may be a matter of perspective.

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:42 PM
As I said, 45F is about +7C, that is not cold, and I wouldn't wear a coat either. A light sweater or hoodie maybe, but definitely not a coat.

Quoting lga1965:

 where do you think Minnesota is,anyway? Down south? LOL. We have below zero temps in the winter but I still won't go out without a coat when it's 45.  You're full of BS


Quoting AjsMom0508:

I live in Michigan. 45 degrees here is no coat weather unless it's windy. I know a lot of people who wear shorts in that weather. I'm not saying that they were right in what they did. It was extremely stupid but those kids were not going to freeze to death.


Quoting lga1965:


 



Quoting AjsMom0508:

45 in Indiana is not cold. Those kids shouldn't have been left in the car alone but I laugh at the part about it being cold.


 I live in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees is cold, and these are little kids, in a cold car!  The parents are totally irresponsible. And the Mom is still with a jerk like him who has a court date and someone said this isn't the first one?



Losers.


 

Posted on CafeMom Mobile
futureshock
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Morons.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:46 PM


Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Dumb and dumber strike again......

lol

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM
1 mom liked this

YUP!!!

Quoting lga1965:

I'm in Minnesota and I think 45 degrees,in a car, would be awfully cold !

Quoting tambrathegreat:

It does depend on where you live.  In my state, Oklahoma, 45 would be considered COLD.  In MN, where my friend lives, that would be a nice spring day. 

Either way, these parents are too stupid to be allowed to continue breeding/child raising.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

Wow, just ... wow! What were they thinking? Obviously they weren't.



I will say though, 45 is like +7, that's not cold. Cool, yes, but not cold. Though I guess it may be a matter of perspective.



Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)