Parents leave 2 kids bound, blindfolded in Wal-Mart lot

It was a quiet week for those of us who are constantly on the prowl for stories about the nutsy things parents do with their kids. But then along comes this one, which restores my faith in humanity. Or, rather, my faith in humanity’s never-ending ability to outdo itself in the “are-they-out-of-their-freakin’-minds?” department.

A customer at a Wal-Mart in Lawrence Kansas, alerted the police to a young boy, tied up and blindfolded, outside a Chevy Suburban in the parking lot. When the cops got there, they found not just one, but two kids bound and blindfolded–the boy and a 7-year old girl. Oh, and there were three other kids, ages 12, 13, and 15, inside the car as well.

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The family that shop(lifts) together, stays together–in jail

Another piece of news from Florida. Fortunately, this one doesn’t involve any shooting.

A 34-year old mom and her two teenagers went shopping at Walmart–always a family bonding experience. She paid for $310 worth of stuff. And then tried to walk out of the store with another $280. Security people watched as mom stuffed DVDs into a purse (not hers) while the kids were hiding clothes.  All in all, a fun family outing.