The sign read: “Help me, she’s not my mom! Help!”

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  1. RussP

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    Authorities stop car after child's plea for help. It was a joke

    Alarmed California Highway Patrol officers stopped a car on State Route 99 in Sacramento over the weekend after a child held up a sign from the back seat pleading for help.

    Authorities received a call shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday after passing motorists saw a girl holding a piece of notebook paper that read: “Help me, she’s not my mom! Help!”

    With the help of a K-9 unit, two CHP motorcycle officers from the Valley Division spotted the vehicle in Stockton, where they conducted a “high-risk enforcement stop.”

    After speaking with the driver, the officers “determined that the juvenile had made it all up” as “a fun thing to do,” according to the CHP’s South Sacramento Division.

    The child’s mother “was unaware of what her daughter was doing,” authorities said. Both were subsequently allowed to leave the scene.

    On Facebook, authorities reminded parents to be attuned to what their children are doing. Six CHP units were assigned to the call instead of responding to legitimate calls or patrolling their beats because of this “hoax,” law enforcement officials said.
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    Waiting now for copycats...

    The kid should be given a few thousand hours of community service working with an exploited children division.
     
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    Probably anlittle young for the community service thing.
    Screw the other calls agenda, they were doing exactly I'm just happy the "high risk" stop thing didn't end tragically.
     

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    Thousands of hours might be a little steep. A fulltime job is 2,080 hours a year.
     
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    Well this child needs to learn actions have consequences
    Otherwise this will happen again
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  5. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    So she can work on it till she's 18. Ought to get a decent job reference or two, so there's that.
     
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    wprebeck Have you seen me?

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    I'd prefer an ass-whipping right there on the side of the road, in full view of the police.

    And then, more ass-whippings when Dad gets home from work....added to being grounded for a month or three.

    Were that my child, I suppose I'd have been arrested for assault, after the police cleared everything up. Not on the officers, but I'd have surely beaten my kid for a bit.
     
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    Bro! I looked at Mrs. Gombey as I read this and had the same response.

    I know corporal punishment isn’t “en vogue” but my my kiddos would have caught a good cut tail after a stunt like that.
     
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    I don't give a rat's rear end about how others - including child protection agencies - feel about corporal punishment for kids. After seeing the result of a generation that didn't spank their kids when necessary and attempted to "reason" with toddlers, I'm pretty sure that my way works better, lol.

    I had to pick my own switch growing up. I also had to go get my dad's belt, if he wasn't wearing it and I needed a butt whipping. My elementary school in Alabama (Lupton Jr. High for those around Walker County) paddled people....heaven forbid, right?

    I've taken my kids out of the restaurant or grocery store and back to our vehicle, when they misbehaved. And, as a result, we have four awesome children who are polite and well adjusted...go figure.

    Society has grown too soft. Folks act as if a whelp from a belt or switch is going to kill a kid. As we all know, pain is a great driving force for change. It works very well when applied judiciously and appropriately.
     
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    So, did you come home to Bama?
     
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    I'm in full agreement. My Jr High had (what seemed at the time) an olympic powerlifter sized Vice Principal (Mr S) who had a wood paddle with holes drilled in it for improved paddle speed. I seem to recall the one in use at my time was something like the Gen 6 (and was prominently displayed on the wall of his office), since Gens 1-5 were broken during discipline sessions. They were made in the wood shop and design improvements were made in the Industrial Arts (drafting) class. Art class did the artwork (painting) that was simply hilarious and alluded to the fact pain was coming.

    Mr S had a claim to fame that no one came back for seconds. EVER. Now that's a serious attitude adjustment!
     
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    I would have put the kid into protective custody, take the mom's picture and outline the sentencing range for murder in this state...

    Just saying. An ounce of prevention...

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    How old is the kid?
     
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    Lock up mom and put the child in the system until a judge finally gets to review the situation in a few weeks
     
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    Good on the cops for conducting the stop.

    It could have been a real kidnapping situation.

    Hopefully the girl doing the prank now understands the gravity of her actions, and how her actions could harm real kidnapping victims, if everyone thinks that displaying such a sign is only a prank in the future.

    Maybe seeing her mom almost get arrested will "scare her straight."
     
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    What I was thinking too.
     
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    My GrannyP made me do that one time. That was enough...
    We had a designated belt that hung on a doorknob. It was always handy, too handy. And DO NOT try and hide it under your mattress. Momma don't like that...
     
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    I put toilet paper in my pants once. Dad just swung the belt harder.
     
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    See, this is how I know we're really brothers. :drunk:
     
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