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Stoner mom drives away with baby on car roof

By AP Staff

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have arrested a woman who allegedly drove off after forgetting that her 5-week-old baby was in a car seat on the roof of her vehicle.

Officer James Holmes said officers were called out early Saturday after witnesses found a child strapped in a safety seat in the middle of an intersection.

The boy wasn't hurt. He's now in the custody of Arizona Child Protective Services.

Authorities say the child's mother, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser, her boyfriend and their friends had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening at a nearby park.

Upset that her boyfriend was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, police say Clouser went to the home of friends and smoked more marijuana.

Clouser left around midnight. Police say she apparently put the sleeping baby on the roof and drove off, forgetting he was there.

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  1. mhoelzelComment by Miles
    June 4, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Why don’t these types of people give up their babies for adoption so loving couples can give the babies a true home?

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    • Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
      June 4, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

      Are you kidding? People like this don’t consider children anything more than another possession.

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    • littladventuresComment by littladventures
      June 4, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

      As waiting potential adoptive parents, stories like this breaks my heart. You’ll see on Yahoo answers so many young teens as young as 13 years ols keeping their babies, while there are repsonsible couples who are unable to have children who would never do something so irresponsible by putting their child in harms way.
      To teens like this parenting is a chore where to adoptive parents its a treasure, a gift, and appreciate it every moment.

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    • lowlifeComment by lowlife
      June 4, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

      The kid is her mealticket; a few more, properly spaced in time,and she will never have to work. This is what the “welfare state” is all about. If she was responsible for supporting him, instead of the taxpayers supporting them both, there would have been no baby.

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    • CarolComment by Carol
      June 4, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      You are absolutely correct but I will go one step more NONE of these women that are drugs should never be allowed to have children until the are clean and soper and then and only then reverse the ability to have children.

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    • zeropopComment by zeropop
      June 4, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

      @Miles, et al: Perhaps this young woman did consider adoption, who knows? But being under the influence 24 hours a day makes it impossible to make sound decisions such as that.
      Also, I would like to remind everyone that children of ALL ages are available for adoption, not just newborns. This pink-haired person could hold onto her unlucky kid for ten more years before Child Safety finally removes him, and then her boy might be thrown into the system where *some people* consider adolescents too old/undesirable to adopt. Babies always seem to have potential adoptive parents waiting, but those same people with supposedly lovely motives will not take in non-babies.
      In a fair world (which it never will be), such snobbish people would not be allowed to adopt ANY children if they turn up their noses at a needy child just because of his or her age.

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    • zeropopComment by zeropop
      June 4, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

      P.S. I have always said that any person who wants to become a parent should get a license to do so — I mean if you need to earn a license to drive a car or go fishing, why can’t we at least expect a little effort to become a parent!? Raising a child is an awesome responsibility, or at least it should be considered as such.
      P.P.S. My husband and I have happily adopted many children over the years. There are many hoops to jump through if you want to become an adoptive parent, there ought to be some similar qualifications to remain a child’s parent if you get into trouble somehow. Seems only fair.

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    • reaganoneComment by reaganone
      June 4, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

      Looks like your abstanance programs are working out great.

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    • leadfoot320Comment by leadfoot320
      June 5, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

      MY DAUGHTER IS IN THE ACT OF ADOPTING 5 KIDS (3-8 )ALL FROM SAME PARENTS. HE IS IN JAIL AND SHE IS UNFIT ! MY DAUGHTER IS IN HER 40′S AND HER ONLY CHILD DIED AT 7 DAYS.ADOPTION WAS NOT AVAILABLE BEFORE BECAUSE SHE HAS HER OWN BUSS. THESE KIDS ARE RELATED TO HER HUSBAND , AND CAN YOU THINK OF ANYONE CRAZY ENOUGH TO TAKE ON 5 KIDS AT 1 TIME ? THEY WILL DO GREAT ! AND I GAINED 5 MORE GRAND KIDS !
      I HAVE 4 KIDS AND NONE ARE IN JAIL OR HAVE BEEN THERE ! !THAT SEEMS HARD FOR MOST FAMILIES TO SAY ANYMORE !

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  2. KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
    June 4, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    I just don’t understand why she can’t get a decent job. Just look at her. She seems that she would be a totally responsible hard worker driven to achieve success and advancement.

    BRAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Loser.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      June 4, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

      She could work at Target. They have a guy with hair her color and a dog collar around his neck working at our Target. I’m beginning to think they don’t really have very high standards.

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    • prairelivingComment by praireliving
      June 4, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

      txgoatlady…they don’t. They are too busy selling “Pride” tee shirts and funding marriage equality (or state sanctioned sodomy if you will) legislation. Can’t imagine why you would risk the business of a huge section of the population for the support of a small, although vocal, segment of the population.

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  3. Donna StapletonComment by Donna Stapleton
    June 4, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    This is so sad but the sadest part of the story is she will probably get the baby back and what kind of life does that child have to look forward to. There are so many people who would adopt a child because they can’t have one and we have people having babies that don’t take care of them. Very sad Very sad

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    • littladventuresComment by littladventures
      June 4, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

      yes, like us. We are waiting to adopt and it kills us to see so many children unloved and mistreated. If we could we would take them all and love them all and show them what a good happy childhood is really all about.

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    • liberty49Comment by liberty49
      June 4, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

      Couples seeking a child would not have to go overseas to adopt babies if irresponsible ‘parents’ would put them up for adoption to responsible families who could give the child a stable, loving home.

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  4. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    June 4, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    It’s a miracle the baby wasn’t hurt. Donna is right, though. They will just give the baby back to the mom. Pretty sad. Free birth control and legal abortion doesn’t stop this sort of thing, now does it? Maybe that is part of the problem. Five weeks earlier, the stoner-girl could have legally killed her child in the womb. Now she is a child-abuser.

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  5. sunnybluesComment by sunnyblues
    June 4, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I think Sheriff Joe should lock her up and make HER wear pink diapers (it WOULD match her hair) until she grows up!

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  6. SweetOlBobComment by SweetOlBob
    June 4, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    The key word in tha article is “Boyfriend”. No surprise if she wasn’t getting ADC money or some form of child payment welfare.
    The answer to “why don’t they” is MONEY. Without the kids money from the State, City, or Feds she wouldn’t be able to afford her joints.

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  7. Comment by Anonymous
    June 4, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    So another success story for an unmarried mother. Where is the father? Was he notified of this? How about his rights to have the child taken care of properly. Or is he just another loser like her.

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    • Mary SComment by Mary S
      June 4, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

      You probably already know that answer.

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    • effwingerComment by effwinger
      June 4, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

      The father??? You mean the sperm donor. He marries her or even comes forward, he becomes liable for support, and she will lose her welfare. Cha-ching…..

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  8. TexannaComment by Texanna
    June 4, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    I hate to admit this, I forgot my baby once. I didn’t leave her on the car roof, but we were visiting relatives, and she was asleep in the corner of the den in her car seat, and I nearly left her behind. Of course, I had two other toddlers at the time, and was facing a 1500 mile road trip. Luckily, the relatives brought her out before we started the car.

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    • karen13Comment by karen13
      June 4, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      Honestly Texanna that is not even remotely like this case. Don’t compare yourself to this loser. This baby should be permanently taken away from this stoner and the baby daddy. CPS interfere where they are not needed and seem to never be around situations where they are needed. That needs to change.

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    • leadfoot320Comment by leadfoot320
      June 5, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

      i left 1 of my kids at a ski camp we went to every other week (RIVER) ALL 4 KIDS WERE IN THE CAR BUT SHE MUST HAVE GOTTEN OUT WHILE WE WERE LOADING ! WE GOT 20 MILES DOWN THE ROAD BEFORE WE MISSED HER. SHE WAS NOT UPSET JUST SITTING ON THE PORCH WHEN WE GOT BACK. (SHE WAS ABOUT 4) SO IT CAN HAPPEN !

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  9. xman3Comment by xman3
    June 4, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    On the positive side . . . . baby/child car seats work. It is a shame this happened.

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  10. sonnyd48Comment by sonnyd48
    June 4, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Now this is the kind of fine upstanding responsible person that the Democrats want. On ADC and stoned! Thank God the baby is okay.

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  11. jimpeelComment by jimpeel
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    I did this when I was young and I was stone cold sober. My daughter is now 42 years old and doing fine.

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  12. CarolComment by Carol
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    The sad thing this will happen again and maybe the next time the baby will die and then people will wonder why it happened.

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  13. mburges1Comment by Mike Burgess
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Well I guess the legalize crowd breathed a sigh of relief. They can still say no one has ever been hurt as a result of smoking Marijuana. (Joke) (Kidding)Thank God that baby was in a child safety seat.

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  14. Chuck Sherman JrComment by Chuck Sherman Jr
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    And with the color of her hair we all konow she voted for Obama in 2008 too! MINDLESS!

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  15. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    the poor innocent baby. He doesnt deserve a “mother” like her. He doesnt have a good future ahead of him. Come to think of it if BO wins another term, would any children have a decent future. BO has hawked all of their future to China!

    ps: I hate to say this but if the toddler stays with her and survives to adulthood, he would most probably end up a drug addict or problematic

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  16. Sam Snyder PhDComment by Sam Snyder PhD
    June 4, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    This piece of garbage should be incarcerated for criminal child endangerment and abandonment for 5-10 years. The baby should be permantly removed from the two pond scum! If I had my way people like this would be automaticlly sterilized!

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  17. MichaellabordeComment by Michaellaborde
    June 4, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    For you Ron Paul legalization of merry jane (dope) lovers. Proof that drugs need to be scarce, hard to get and illegal. How does refried brain grab you?

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    • FreeDameComment by freedame
      June 8, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

      I strongly believe that marijuana (pot, merry jane, dope, whatever) should be legal. If you really want to decrease recreational drug use, make it legal, tax the out of it, and use the proceeds for education. Just like cigarette smoking, people will only stop when they WANT to stop.

      As you can see, having a law against it sure stopped Ms Pink-Hair from smoking pot, didn’t it? (We really need a sarcasm font…)

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  18. middlegroundComment by middleground
    June 4, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    I’m in favor of the solution in colonial America. She wants welfare she names the father, DNA verifies it and she acquires a common-law-husband. Both are financially responsible for the child and if her new hubby can’t work, he becomes a Sheriff Joe helper and she gets to attend a similar work-study camp. If she flunks the camp, the child is adopted. It is called individual responsibility and consequences.

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    • littladventuresComment by littladventures
      June 4, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

      AMEN!

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  19. bobvansComment by bobvans
    June 4, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Let’s see if the Obama campaign will mention this as many times it mentioned Romney and his dog….

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  20. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    June 4, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    And if she gets the baby back, falls asleep because she is stoned and smothers the baby there will be an outcry against “co-sleeping”.

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    • littladventuresComment by littladventures
      June 5, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

      So I take it you think what she did is ok? Are you a stoner too? Why shouldn’t people be upset with this sort of behavior from a parent? If you get high at home, not driving and without any child responsibilities is one thing; but to do what she did is wrong, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it!

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  21. wedeyComment by wedey
    June 4, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    She looks like a real loser. I wonder why God allows people like this to have children. I had a daughter who was a real loser and she had six. That is because the moral decay is so far advanced in this country, nothing of value means much to most people.

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  22. nancyjComment by nancyj
    June 4, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    I feel sorry for her. She is one of the lost ones.
    Ever since we took God out of the schools and no longer teach morals, we are seeing more and more of this kind of behavior.
    I have no doubt that she needs help, not criticism. She looks so sad and tired. That is not to say that the child must be protected.
    But folks, we all had the opportunity to stop this madness long ago. AND WE DIDN’T.

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  23. bigdtootallComment by bigdtootall
    June 4, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    God looks out for drunks, fools and babies. She needs help from all of us. It’s a miracle that the baby was not run over. Maybe she will take it for a wake up call.

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  24. TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
    June 4, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    Goatlady and bigdtootall,

    She didn’t have time to look for a job, and was too buisy trying to get to her OWS meeting, to strap the kid to the back seat.

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  25. fredroeComment by fredroe
    June 4, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    What a loser! She should be charged with child endangerment and serve time.

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