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Police were called to the parking lot around 11 p.m. on Feb. 11. The couple was found inside the theater with their 4-year-old child inside.
"It is a violation of law to leave a child unattended in a vehicle," Corpus Christi police told KIII-TV 3News. "There were no arrests made last night."
The reason? It was something police weren't expecting to hear.
"What they found out is that the family is from Saudi Arabia and they said that this is culturally acceptable for them -- it's normal."
Authorities aren't sure how long the family has been living in the United States, but decided to show "cultural sensitivity" and let the family go this time.
"If it was someone who grew up in the United States, of course the outcome may be very different," a spokesman for the Corpus Christi Police Department said.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
I can see this thread is going to blame the ethnicity of the parents instead of the ineptitude of the police who let criminals go scott free.
Is ats going to be outraged because the police didnt do their job, or the fact that the 'culture ' of the parents were of the Muslim persuasion and they got away with their crime... hmm.. i already know by the comments.
Eta: I have a feeling this is a cleverly worded story and the PD will have an official statement.