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The two year-old abandoned in
favor of a widescreen TV on
Black Friday: Sad images of police
rescuing child from Kmart parking lot
on another day of chaos at the shops

Daily Mail [UK], by Hugo Gye*

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/24/2012 7:20:26 AM

This is the moment a two-year-old boy was rescued from a Kmart parking lot after he was abandoned by a shopper who left with a wide-screen TV--just one of the shocking incidents on a day of chaos on Black Friday yesterday. Anthony Perry, 35, of Springfield, Massachusetts was arrested for leaving the child unattended and he faces potential child neglect charges. Authorities found the child sleeping in Perry´s Nissan Venza in the Kmart parking lot and broke into the vehicle to get him out. The vehicle was towed and the child was taken to a hospital for a check-up.

*with Lydia Warren and Sara Malm

Just the tip of the iceberg. . . .


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 11/24/2012 7:33:04 AM     (No. 9031459)

Not the least bit shocking!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 11/24/2012 7:54:30 AM     (No. 9031485)

You would think that this was a third world nation where people went without all year ´round except for Black Friday!
I fail to see what Victoria´s "Secret" really is when you see a mob that just can´t wait to get in there to buy nothing! There is no Black Friday deal good enough to expose myself to that chaos. Good grief! Pure gluttony on display! I am truly living in a world I don´t understand anymore. We are a lost nation of misplaced priorities.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 11/24/2012 8:01:49 AM     (No. 9031497)

I´ve been out a couple of years ago to buy an Xbox for son. I made sure I showed the same character then as I do every day. shudder! I don´t go out now. Nothing is worth this chaos.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/24/2012 8:02:16 AM     (No. 9031498)

I honestly would not go out on Black Friday even if they told me I would get it for free. I despise the crowds, the traffic, the rudeness, the noise and most of all the greed. I stayed home listening to all my favorite Christmas music, my favorite talk show hosts online and putting up my Christmas tree.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 11/24/2012 8:07:09 AM     (No. 9031506)

I´m from liberal ma where other people raise your child. The important question, for a liberal, is not being asked.
How did he get the tv home?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/24/2012 8:07:50 AM     (No. 9031507)

As for Black Friday, never have, never will.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/24/2012 8:10:32 AM     (No. 9031510)

I have a tradition of staying home the Friday after Thanksgiving. I look forward to and really enjoy the day. There is no electronic gadget or anything else that could entice me to wait hours at midnight or 4 am. I do not shop on Thanksgiving day. I leave room for the people who like this sort of madness and they can have it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/24/2012 8:35:39 AM     (No. 9031558)

Poor kid. Shame on the father, he should be having his kid taken away from him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/24/2012 8:46:30 AM     (No. 9031582)

There is nothing out there for sale that I would buy that would be worth dealing with the undignified chaos and total anarchy of one of these sale days. And I second Judith, how did this guy get the tv home without his car and the tot?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/24/2012 8:57:29 AM     (No. 9031595)

I looked all over - could not find a picture of Mr Perry. Wonder why that is...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq, 11/24/2012 8:59:05 AM     (No. 9031597)

All it says to me is that they charge too much for the stuff the rest of the year.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chumley, 11/24/2012 9:16:05 AM     (No. 9031633)

Mrs C went shopping yesterday and said there were no crowds at all. She said it seemed like a regular day. She thinks the insane mobs all went into the big cities to lose their minds.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ebgodard, 11/24/2012 9:20:02 AM     (No. 9031645)

How much of all that was bought with taxpayer money?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wilko, 11/24/2012 9:41:59 AM     (No. 9031683)

This is a totally manufactured calamity. Ignore it completely and you´ll have a more merry Christmas.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/24/2012 9:42:51 AM     (No. 9031684)

It´s Toyota, not Nissan, that makes the Venza.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 11/24/2012 9:57:09 AM     (No. 9031703)

Yesterday i was on my tractor shredding my pasture when a shear bolt broke on the shredder. I needed a 3 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch bolt so I went to our local Tractor Supply. We live in a small rural Texas town of 4500. Well that place was packed with folks buying everything from bags of feed to toy tractors and trucks. I figured that Tractor Supply wouldn´t be crowded on black Friday but I was wrong. Took me a half hour to get in and out with the bolt.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/24/2012 9:57:26 AM     (No. 9031706)

I´m with #7. I´ve never participated in "Black Friday", and don´t intend to start. I´d rather enjoy the day eating leftovers and getting out my Christmas decorations!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/24/2012 10:25:49 AM     (No. 9031748)

Obama voter. He could of at least used his Obamaphone to call for someone to watch the kid.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/24/2012 10:29:49 AM     (No. 9031757)

#10. Let me guess.......

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dreemaun, 11/24/2012 10:44:30 AM     (No. 9031770)

The article said he called a friend for a ride home and never reported the child missing. He was babysitting his girlfriend´s child while she was at work.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Feebie, 11/24/2012 11:02:38 AM     (No. 9031797)

The Zombie apocalypse is upon us.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/24/2012 11:15:08 AM     (No. 9031817)

These are MASSACHUSETTS people, People! You know, the folks who overwhelmingly voted for Ted Kennedy and John Kerry year after year? The guy knew that the government would take the kid off his hands and find him a nice home in the foster care system. Presumably, the girl friend was agreeable. I´m sure he and his friend were able to get the TV loaded in a vehicle and safely home.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/24/2012 11:19:36 AM     (No. 9031830)

Wanna know who was stupid enough to vote for Obama?

It´s in every face of Black Friday shoppers in the middle of the night

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/24/2012 12:13:17 PM     (No. 9031910)

Sadly, one of those pictures is from my hometown. I spent yesterday at home, reading and resting up. There is nothing I want badly enough to make me get into those mobs.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/24/2012 12:15:38 PM     (No. 9031913)

agree w/#24; these are the people who elected and then re-elected Obama...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/24/2012 12:16:32 PM     (No. 9031915)

I actually hoping that Mayan calendar thing is real, now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/24/2012 12:25:41 PM     (No. 9031933)

I didn´t see a picture of him, either, #10.

However, I think the paramedics coming and taking the kid to the hospital was a lot of drama.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/24/2012 1:11:16 PM     (No. 9032002)


Should really bad times come, say a massive earthquake in California--or just the continuation of the economic trajectory that we are on-- that drives hordes like this to YOUR home, one of the few stocked with food and a generator, this is what you can expect.

No care for someone trampled. Any hint of civilization tossed aside. Moronic hordes, emboldened by little fears of repercussions or the law, do exactly as they please. ( I wonder how much stuff walked out of the store?)

Be prepared if there is a disaster folks, and that includes a plan and weapons. If people are willing to do this during the "warmth of the holiday season", what do you think they will do when the economy collapses and they are hungry?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 11/24/2012 1:20:25 PM     (No. 9032011)

Post 10 and 20. How about three guesses and the first two don´t count.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: joew9, 11/24/2012 1:58:07 PM     (No. 9032056)

The big problem is the boxes for these flat screen TVs just don´t make as good of a crib as the CRT TV boxes did.

Classic decades old TV news spot about a poor family. Camera shows the family is so poor the baby has to sleep in the box for the new color TV. In that day the news guy actually had to guts to ask about the logic of their priorities. It would never be asked today.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wi cynic, 11/24/2012 2:12:08 PM     (No. 9032077)

The wife and I intended to "brave the crowds" to pick up my new glasses. We couldn´t find any crowds to brave.

The optometrist´s office is in a city of about 6,000. The Walmart parking lot was fuller than usual, but not horrible looking for Friday. The parking downtown was normal for Friday evening.

The traffic jam on the way home consisted of dodging raccoons, etc, in the road.

I´m glad I don´t live in MA.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 11/24/2012 5:22:25 PM     (No. 9032291)

#10 and #15, Springfield is the 3rd-largest city in MA. Here is some demographic informationto help you figure out what kind of ´father´ would do such a thing to a 2-year-old:

Median Household Income: $30,417

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units: $135,000

29.15% speak a language other than English

Population by race:

White: 55.81%
Black: 20.69%
Asian: 1.88%
Other: 16.61%
Mixed: 4.55%

Persons over 25 with a High School Diploma or higher: 73% with a Bachelor´s Degree or Higher: 15%

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/25/2012 1:52:53 AM     (No. 9032658)

Not to worry. He will pawn the TV to pay his bail. You will be able to pick it up cheap in 60 days.

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