Police: Dad Visits Strip Club, Leaves Boy In Truck

Police say they've arrested an Indiana truck driver who went drinking at a strip club after leaving his 5-year-old son in his semitrailer watching cartoons.

n Indianapolis police report says 39-year-old Donald Crawford was arrested early Tuesday on child neglect and public intoxication charges after reporting his truck stolen and son missing. Police said he forgot where he parked.

The boy was found watching a television inside the truck's cab. Police said the keys were in the ignition and the doors were unlocked in a high-crime area of Indianapolis.

The man, from nearby Franklin, was taken to the Marion County jail. Jail records showed he wasn't being held early Thursday, and repeated calls to jail offices seeking details rang unanswered.


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  • by Latesha Location: Brooklyn, NY on Nov 29, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    Prime reason most mothers have sole or longer custody of children. This is not a diss to the GOOD Father's of the world.
  • by Lisa Location: ENC on Nov 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM
    I agree with Chris. That realy isn't the kind of world you want to live in. Part of the answer is tougher penaltis for crimes involving children. Much tougher. And in these cases involving sex and children we need to rid the planet of such evil. Death is not unreasonable if it means keeping our children safe.
  • by someone Location: somewhere on Nov 27, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    Well, at least he provided cartoons for the kid to watch. But, seriously I continue to be amazed at how thoughtless people can be about how they go about treating their kids. What was this guy thinking? I guess he wasn't thinking?
  • by Sharon on Nov 26, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    It is unfortunate that parents care so little about their children when there are thousands of people out there that can't have but want children. I don't understand why he was released from jail but hopefully he is no longer responsble for the welfare of his child. I hope he wakes up and realizes before it is too late that his child is the most precious gift given to him. He needs prayer. Please pray for him.
  • by Chris Location: New Bern on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    They used to spay and neuter people, called it eugenics. You don't really want to get back to that do you? Imagine a government that decides who can have children, wait a minute China, USSR, Nazi Germany, slavery...
  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    Todays parents should HAVE TO GET LICENSED to have kids!!!! IDIOTS ALL OVER THE PLACE FOR PARENTS THESE DAYS!!! NEED TO SPAY AND NEUTER SOME PEOPLE.
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