"The Dog Wasn't Left Alone... The Babies Were with It." joke
A couple in Lawrence, MA were charged with criminal neglect after they left their dog unattended in the car in 90 degree heat.
But the dog wasn't really alone. Heidi Dreher and Kenneth Reader also left their two children, aged 4 and 5, in the car for at least half an hour while they negotiated a drug deal, police say.
Massachusetts law forbids people from leaving an animal unattended in a car but does not forbid the same treatment of children.
"As far as we know, child neglect is a civil matter that we don't get involved with," said a lawyer with the Essex County D.A.'s office.
Source: Boston Globe
A dumb list for dumb laws:
1. Children may not purchase cigarettes, but can smoke them.
2. You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.
3. It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your more...