Horrible Latina mom who made son walk home on the freeway deserves jail
A Houston mom and her 10-year-old son got into a heated argument on Tuesday and she became so frustrated that she did the unthinkable. Police say Angela Graciela Garcia stopped her car and told her son to walk home as punishment. Somehow, it didn't matter to her that they were on a busy highway at 8:30 at night! The boy walked on the shoulder of Interstate 45 for about 15 minutes before he was found by police.
What kind of mother does this to her child?
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Garcia was arrested and charged with abandoning and endangering a child. The boy and his brother, who was in the car at the time of the incident, were released to their father.
Thankfully, the 10-year-old was found safe and sound. But can you imagine how scared he must have been? Police described the stretch of the freeway where the boy was found as extremely dangerous and even said "many fatalities have occurred" there in the last month, according to MyFoxHouston.com.
I'm sure the argument between the boy and his mom must have been out of control for Garcia to become so frustrated. But that's still no excuse for the irresponsible decision she made. Did she not realize how dangerous her punishment was?
Disciplining children is one of the most difficult things to do because there's a very fine line between what's abuse and what's not. In this case, however, I don't think there's a question that what Garcia did was wrong and reckless. Would she be able to live with herself is something bad had happend to her son?
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