Police: Pot Smoking Mom Drives Off with Baby On Top of Car

By: AP
By: AP

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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  • by N/A on Jun 4, 2012 at 10:10 PM
    I know how it is to almost have your kids taken from you because of things you do in life that you shouldn't. And if everyone could learn the first time they get into trouble and not let that demon take over their life again and look to the lord above, then we would all be ok. But that's never gonna happen. I really hope she learns her lesson. And really hope that poor little baby gets to go with someone he knows already and is not sent with people he doesn't know at all.. I will be praying for that little one...
  • by what a shame!! Location: bama on Jun 4, 2012 at 06:31 PM
    i agree with anonymous there are soo many women who want nothing more than to give their love to a child, and this druggie doesnt even realize what she has.,rather smoke pot that care for her innocent baby.never mind the baby breathing in the smoke...this is just soo sad.
  • by n/a on Jun 4, 2012 at 02:38 PM
    Its time to grow up & act like an adult esp when you have kids. They dont ask to come in this world you create them and its your job to protect them! There are millions out there that want kids so hopefully that kid has a chance with a loving family. Its ashame you get that upset over something so stupid as your boyfriends dui & put your baby in danger like that!! grow up!
  • by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    thank you Jesus that the baby was ok. She definately dont need the baby back. I have a sister that cant even have a healthy baby. She desires just one healthy child. I read stories like this one and thinkk "my Lord she could of gave that baby to my sister".
  • by kathy Location: enterprise on Jun 4, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    I sure hope the child will not be handed back to that monster... I take him , no worries , I may be pee poor ,,but I have all that little dude needs , and to top it off, we dont drink, do drugs or option C.. all of the above .. poor child ...That mum u can feed to the gators too
  • by SouthernPatriot Location: Dothan on Jun 4, 2012 at 04:59 AM
    Some people are obviously stupid. Some more than others. Drug users are at the top of the list. Regular smokers are next. I still see cars, with kids in the back seat, windows rolled up, and smokers just having their way with the death sticks. I want to ask them, do you even love your kids?
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      by Bunny on Jun 5, 2012 at 09:14 PM in reply to SouthernPatriot
      And don't you just love it when you see a child sitting in a grocery cart with the mom blowing smoke right in the child's face? Classy
  • by Bunny Location: Dothan on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:51 PM
    I've never met an honest, hard working, family-loving, decent person who smoked pot....that's because decent people don't do drugs. Drugs make you do stupid things, at the very least you are setting a horrible example for your children. People need to grow up, and do what they're supposed to do, it's a simple as that.
  • by anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:03 PM
    no.... it is the drug. people think weed doesnt do anything, my gosh, yall are so ignorant. i hope she never gets her child back.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    Yea,if you do anything for twenty straight hours especially pills you are lucky if it don't kill yourself.Try to tell the whole story,not just the part you like.you know d*** well it is her ignorant,stupidity that caused this,not the drug.
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      by anonymous on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:05 PM in reply to
      uh, the drug DOES have a lot to do with it. IGNORANT. parents shouldnt smoke.. its trashy, and not safe. obviously, you see after reading this.
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      by Stupidity? on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:24 PM in reply to
      The Stupidity was taking the drug in the first place.
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