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Charges for stroller-pushing Ohio dad

An Ohio man faces charges for pushing a baby stroller -- with his kids in it -- while intoxicated, according to this report:

24-year-old Steven Melendez says his sons,who are one and three years-old, mean the world to him. However, Melendez concedes he had been drinking when he put the boys in a stroller and went to pick up a money order near their home on Monday.
Melendez tells Fox 8 "stupidly after having a couple of drinks you know I shouldn't be going out but I was trying to make sure I had the money and stuff and got it so I had everything that day. I went out and about and was headed there to get the money and the cops stopped me."
After receiving a 911 call from a concerned resident, Mansfield Police arrested Melendez on charges of child endangering and public intoxication.

Read the full story on the Fox 8 web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 2, 2010; 7:35 AM ET
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I don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand, if he was staggering drunk, his kids could have been in danger depending on whether he was crossing the street or not. On the other hand, I'll bet there are plenty of parents who drink at amusement parks and county fairs and so forth, and who aren't arrested for public intoxication while pushing kids around in strollers. It seems to me the person who reported this guy was a busybody, and now he has an arrest record.

Posted by: mercredi | August 3, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

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