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Originally posted by micmerci
reply to post by cody599
The child was later punished because he didn't check the oil!
Originally posted by FortAnthem
A witness, Gregory McCarter, reported that he had observed “a female instructing a very young child on how to pump gas into the vehicle.” McCarter, who said he saw the boy “pumping gas into the vehicle by himself,” added that, “the boy must have pulled the pump out before releasing the handle, because he ended up spraying gasoline onto himself.”
Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's been illegal for anyone under 15 to pump gas for as long as I can remember. I used to pump gas when I was younger, then had to stop because it was illegal. It's up to the state whether they prosecute or not if they're caught.
The first time I taught my son to pump gas was when he was fourteen and he did this exact same thing. It was a bonehead move on my part to assume he knew not to hold the lever down while extracting the nozzle from the tank, but sheesh, it was not a big deal! So arrest me.
Originally posted by roadgravel
I see it as a safety issue. If 3 year olds are going to be pumping gas at the station, I won't be using it.
I once saw an employee sitting next to a pump smoking while people ran the pumps. Time to move on to another station.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
The charge kind of freaks me out.
Endangering the welfare?
So am I killing myself every time I fill up?
It looks to me like the endangering part comes from the mother being neglectful not the actual usage of the pump.
I think, that because the morally superior policeman didn't do what I outlined, he's a tax collecting scum whose using the false position of "protecting" the people to hide is real purpose - tax collection for the impersonal corporate entity known as the State and I think that any of you who think that the impersonal State is the moral arbitor of your life is far more moronic then the woman here. I think that if you require the State to control your behavior through tax collection then you have no clue what is really going on in the very scenario you proclaim to be an expert in.