Even More Evidence You Should Never Take Your Kid to the Bar at Last Call

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Diana Salinas was arrested on suspicion of child abandonment, a felony.
With last call looming, a 28-year-old mom named Diana Salinas drove to Sanchez Restaurant and Bar in Oak Cliff early Sunday morning and made a bee line for her estranged husband, police say. She left her ill-advised companion in the car: her two-year-old son.

After an argument about child support, Salinas followed the man, Oscar Pacheco, out of the bar, kicking and scratching him, police say. He climbed in his truck and drove away.

As outlined in chapter three of What to Expect if You Take Your Baby to a Bar at Last Call, this would have been an opportune time for Salinas to collect her son, slug a water and catch a ride home. But as Pacheco would quickly discover, she hitched a ride somewhere else.

According to police, when Pacheco arrived at his home, not far from the bar, Salinas emerged from the bed of his pickup and broke the passenger-side mirror "by unknown mean." Pacheco went inside and Salinas fled. Her son, police say, was still back at the bar.

Somewhere along the way, Salinas had the sense to phone a friend, whom she asked to retrieve the boy. But by the time the friend showed up at her car, he was gone, police say.

The friend called 911. Police arrived and launched a search. Salinas was arrested and charged with assault and abandoning a child, a felony.

The cops eventually found the boy in a nearby apartment. Some neighbors had noticed him in the car and, when no when showed up to claim him, brought him in for the night. It was 8:30 in the morning by the time police swooped the boy up in a plaid shirt and diaper and turned him over to Child Protective Services, almost seven hours after they say his mother abandoned him in the name of child support.


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45 comments
ginger4v
ginger4v

For being a true blood Hispanic, I gotta admit something..... She's kinda cute.

Threeboys
Threeboys

Proof positive that there should be birth control in the water and one should have to pass a test to receive the antidote.

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

If the little brat can't afford to buy mom a round or two, then what's the point in keeping him?

John1073
John1073

If there was ever an informational poster for readily available birth control, this would be it.

voxvandal
voxvandal

wow, you should be more concerned with your amount of ignorance. You are a bunch of ignorant bigots that need to look at themselves first before passing judgment on others. Hate is all you guys bring to the world with those racist statements that have absolutely nothing to do with the situation. 

Wendy Weems
Wendy Weems

and sadly she will probably have him back within a week..... :(

ruddski
ruddski

I'd do her, at last call. So would you

MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

A real question is why anyone not a loser would be in a bar at last call? Everywhere else it is the province of losers and alcoholics and numerous other reprobates. I wonder what your chance at being a victim of crime is for population that does not drive after 1 AM nor be in a bar after 1;30 AM. How many beatings, shootings, car accidents and now child abandonments get avoided?

Michelle Rose Young
Michelle Rose Young

I hate this. So many stupid people can have children and yet I know good couples who desperately want children and can't conceive. Makes me sad.

Linda Granados
Linda Granados

Wow how can someone be that stupid!!!! Hope the little boy is with someone who will take God care of him!!!

Crystal Carrillo Landeros
Crystal Carrillo Landeros

wow..what an idiot! too many females now days too worried about their man and not their kids...so sad :/ I'm glad the baby is not in her hands any longer

mcdallas
mcdallas

Am I the only one wondering why the "Good Samaritans" didn't call the police?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

This stuff just can't be made up.  Other than the baby, I wonder what their immigration status is?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Did she make the kid pitch in for gas money?

barnes.ann
barnes.ann

She wasn't at the bar to drink dude.

fir3walker
fir3walker

@John1073 So now, every time a parent does something stupid with their child, that's going to be your argument for birth control?

Really?     

mcdallas
mcdallas

@MikeWestEast  Thanks for "keeping it real".  After all those fake questions, I was just waiting for someone to submit a "real" one.  Really!

rubbercow
rubbercow

I suspect you already know the answer.

leftocenter
leftocenter

I'm sure you wonder that about everyone, lest you miss an opportunity to cast a racist word their direction...was that bad driver Asian? 

Hey, ignorant slut, it's just another dead beat dad that walks away.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul this is a very DMN'esque commenter comment

John1073
John1073

I am glad you deleted the question of "shouldn't the kid get a vote in this?" because the answer was going to be a resounding hell no

ruddski
ruddski

I'd drop the kid at the local ICE office to get his voter registration, a check, and his Obamacare waiver

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@ruddski 

Don't for get the USA! koozie.

Gotta' get that jingoism started early if we wanna' mint some new Republicans out of these worthless Hispanic immigrants.

Outreach, doncha' know?

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