Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Jacknut Chronicles' Sunday Edition: Jacknutty Priorities

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

"A man police say left his 2-year-old son in his car to watch a midnight showing of The Dark Knight was charged Tuesday with child abuse.

David Farnham, 23, was charged with the class A misdemeanor in 3rd District Court. Police say he left his two-year-old son in his parked car Saturday night at the Century 16 Theaters, 125 E. 3300 South in South Salt Lake. After a movie patron called police, officers found the toddler around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday sitting in his car seat, crying and sweating, according to court documents.

Farnham, of Salt Lake City, left the child in the car with the windows rolled up "so the child could not be taken out," according to a jail booking statement. The temperature inside the vehicle was 87 degrees, the statement said. Police stopped the movie showing to arrest Farnham, who told police that he left his son in the car for more than two hours while he watched a movie because Justin was asleep, according to court documents. Farnham is being held at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on $20,000 bail.

The toddler, who was thirsty but reported in good condition, was released to his mother, said detective Gary Keller, of the South Salt Lake Police Department."


Wabi-Sabi said...

That goes even beyond Jacknut behavior. What a dumb ass.

Glad the kid is OK, although I worry about his teen years.

It would be nice to see what the Dark Knight would have done to his ass if he'd come across the situation.

Also, I'm really glad this one didn't happen in WV, although we did have the guy who left his toddler in the car while he shopped for porn.

The Film Geek said...

Yep, his teen years are going to be an adventure, I would bet. Batman would have picked him up by teh ankle, hung him over a balcony and made him pee his pants while Batman lectured him on responsibility.