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[Jul. 28th, 2005|02:37 pm]
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The mind boggles.

Boy, 4, Is Found Alongside Beltway
Car Bumped Child as Mother Drove Off, Police Say

By Nikita Stewart
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 28, 2005; B01

A Newport News woman, who police said abandoned her 4-year-old son on the shoulder of the Capital Beltway and then bumped him with her car as she drove off Tuesday night, was charged with felony child neglect and hit and run, Virginia State Police said.

Channoah Alece Green, 22, was arrested later that night about 90 miles away after she was involved in a two-car crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County just north of Richmond, said Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman.

Green, who was charged with reckless driving in that incident, is scheduled to appear in Fairfax County court today on the charges involving her son, Geller said.

"He was trying to get back in the vehicle when she struck him, and then she drove off," Geller said.

Police are still investigating, but Sgt. C.F. Kincaid said the child explained that his mother was "upset with him."

"He wasn't sitting down [in the car] like he was supposed to," he said.

Kincaid said the boy, who was abandoned near Lee Highway in Fairfax County, appeared in "very good spirits" when he arrived at Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was treated for bruises and cuts to his face that appeared to be scrapes from the gravel shoulder.

The preschooler was placed with Fairfax County Child Protective Services, police said. Geller said police were withholding his name, citing an ongoing investigation.

The county Department of Family Services cannot comment on specific incidents, but in such cases, a child is generally placed with an emergency foster family until next of kin is found, said Catherine Wetherby, a department spokeswoman.

The incident is the latest of several involving mothers allegedly mistreating their children in cars.

In Green's case, a driver on the Beltway called police about 10:10 p.m. Tuesday and said she had found the 4-year-old boy wandering on the side of the interstate near the Lee Highway overpass.

At the hospital, Kincaid, a state police officer for six years who once worked at a youth shelter, took the boy for walks around the emergency room. "He said he wanted to go for a walk. I took him for a walk," Kincaid said, adding, "Everybody at the hospital was making a big fuss over him."

A nurse gave the tyke ice cream, and a state trooper bought him toy action figures from the nearest drugstore, Kincaid said. "The trooper promised to get him a Power Ranger. The best he could do was Donald and Goofy. They had on parachutes. The little boy liked them very much," he said.

The child was very polite, Kincaid said.

Carolyn Walker, 57, a neighbor of Green's, also described the child as polite and talkative. "He is so sweet. He always comes right up to me. He's a bright child," she said.

Walker said she knew Green and her son only as passersby on the sidewalk in the same apartment complex, but their brief meetings were always pleasant. "She seems to have a wonderful family. She's very nice," Walker said.

Green could not be reached. The Hanover jail would not take messages, and her voice mail at a home number was full. The greeting on the voice mail was made by Green and her son, opening with the boy saying, "Praise the Lord," and ending with mother and son urging callers to "have a blessed day."

[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2005-07-28 06:57 pm (UTC)

I blame Bush.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-07-28 07:00 pm (UTC)
Somehow I'm pretty sure I can make this his fault. Watch me.

Jim? I've known when this vacation was going to start for a year now.. why am I still so unprepared?
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[User Picture]From: orlacarey
2005-07-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
It's a law? If you aren't rushing around trying to get things done at the last minute it's not a proper Pennsic.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2005-07-28 08:47 pm (UTC)

This has been my hobby since July started, I'm not finished with the majority of my projects. Have no clear idea when I will find time to actually find and pack my personal gear, and the truck is trying to die on me.

Again this year, I've managed to make this no fun.
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[User Picture]From: wizardglick
2005-07-29 02:55 am (UTC)


And apparently I do not know HTML.
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2005-07-29 03:43 pm (UTC)
Hrmph. I picked this Pennsic to entirely change the focus of my garb... never done Persian before. So of course I had to do research involving the Sackler Web site (niiiiice) to find out that almost everything people had told me about Persian was utter bullshit - women totally veiled (not in our period, baby), turbans (yeah, under the Mongols, but mostly the boys, think kerchiefs and doilies the other periods), hair never showing (sorry, braids way sticking out, cute little curls and tufts, see-through coverings). So of course all I will have time for is something Middle- Eastern-ish, Medieval-ish, like everyone else. And making garb for my kid, who has apparently put on 7 pounds in 7 weeks - his grandparents are sending his new measurements. And I will try to have everything ready and pack the car the night before. And fail. All you really need is some pretty garb that keeps you cool, and a pretty smile - everything else is purchasable.

All this to avoid talking about the topic that started the thread, because I can in no way be civilized about it.
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[User Picture]From: alex_wench
2005-07-28 10:11 pm (UTC)
Jim my love, you are my hero. And Melly, I can't wait to hear the elaborate blame you place on the douche bag.

That woman should never get that child back. I have seen so many cases of crazy abuse that the kids just go back into the home to hang in there until they are old enough to survive on their own. People suck.
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[User Picture]From: mieszko
2005-07-29 02:30 am (UTC)

You smell funny

You smell funny and you are very silly
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[User Picture]From: eklectick
2005-07-29 03:43 pm (UTC)

Re: You smell funny

She smells perfectly wonderful, ya freak!
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[User Picture]From: mieszko
2005-07-30 12:39 pm (UTC)

Re: You smell funny

She smell wonderful is true but she smells with her ears which is funny.
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