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Man Forgets About 2-Year-Old While Buying 51-Inch TV

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He also forgot about the car.

A consumer apparently forgot about a two-year-old child in his car while he was buying a discounted 51-inch TV during Black Friday.

According to police, 34-year-old Anthony Perry was excited about a 51-inch TV at his local K-Mart. So excited, in fact, that his girlfriend's 2-year-old was left in the car at 1.30 AM. He then somehow made it home, leaving the parked car containing the boy in the parking lot.

Mall plaza security reportedly noticed the boy asleep inside the car and notified the police, who then freed the child. Perry apparently told the police that he took the little boy with him into K-Mart but the child then managed to lose himself in the crowd. The authorities, however, said Perry never reported the boy missing.

Consequently, he may now be charged with reckless endangerment to a child. Another tale of Black Friday woe involves a man pulling a gun on a consumer who cut the line at a Sears in San Antonio, Texas.

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    ta152h , December 4, 2012 6:13 AM
    There's no mention of the type of TV involved, except for size. Was it a nice Samsung 3D LED TV? If so, what's a child and car measured against that?

    If it's some cheapo $599 job, he should be arrested and harshly beaten. It's inexcusable. Not only has the child been abandoned, for the foreseeable future he'll be viewing an inferior TV. For these newer generations, this can be very traumatic and damaging.
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    devBunny , December 4, 2012 8:51 AM
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    Another tale of Black Friday woe involves a man pulling a gun on a consumer who cut the line at a Sears in San Antonio, Texas.


    Not quite. You make it sound like the gun owner's over-reaction to someone merely cutting in but he pulled the gun when the cutting-in guy punched him amidst a general affray caused by the barging in.
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    amigafan , December 4, 2012 8:16 AM
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    So excited, in fact, that his girlfriend's 2-year-old was left in the car

    Yet another American guy dating single mother, and yet another single mother leaving child to random boyfriend.
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    ta152h , December 4, 2012 6:13 AM
    There's no mention of the type of TV involved, except for size. Was it a nice Samsung 3D LED TV? If so, what's a child and car measured against that?

    If it's some cheapo $599 job, he should be arrested and harshly beaten. It's inexcusable. Not only has the child been abandoned, for the foreseeable future he'll be viewing an inferior TV. For these newer generations, this can be very traumatic and damaging.
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    Gundam288 , December 4, 2012 7:08 AM
    Zak is leaving a key piece of info out from the source.

    "The child's mother was working at the time, and her boyfriend was supposed to be babysitting."

    Kinda big if you ask me as Zak makes it seem like the guy didn't even have to take the kid with him.
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    Gundam288 , December 4, 2012 7:11 AM
    Also, I would like to add that this really isn't the best time to buy a TV given that 4K is just starting to come out. When 4K starts to ramp up the current TVs prices will drop to make room for the 4K models.

    Hello dirty cheap TVs in a few years. ^_^
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    JOSHSKORN , December 4, 2012 7:26 AM
    Arrest him! No TV for him!
  • 7 Hide
    The_Trutherizer , December 4, 2012 7:34 AM
    Honestly the dude sounds like pond scum.
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    fightingslu , December 4, 2012 7:56 AM
    danwat1234Why do people buy huge TVs? Just buy a good set of HD goggles and true surround sound headphones and you're set!


    Not everone likes to sit around and watch TV alone all of the time
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    amigafan , December 4, 2012 8:16 AM
    Quote:
    So excited, in fact, that his girlfriend's 2-year-old was left in the car

    Yet another American guy dating single mother, and yet another single mother leaving child to random boyfriend.
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    DXRick , December 4, 2012 8:42 AM
    It's stories like this that allow us to find out what the Jerry Springer fan club is up to these days.
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    devBunny , December 4, 2012 8:51 AM
    Quote:
    Another tale of Black Friday woe involves a man pulling a gun on a consumer who cut the line at a Sears in San Antonio, Texas.


    Not quite. You make it sound like the gun owner's over-reaction to someone merely cutting in but he pulled the gun when the cutting-in guy punched him amidst a general affray caused by the barging in.
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    viometrix , December 4, 2012 9:34 AM
    it makes me sick at how common place kids being left in cars have become...
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    Parsian , December 4, 2012 9:50 AM
    ta152hThere's no mention of the type of TV involved, except for size. Was it a nice Samsung 3D LED TV? If so, what's a child and car measured against that? If it's some cheapo $599 job, he should be arrested and harshly beaten. It's inexcusable. Not only has the child been abandoned, for the foreseeable future he'll be viewing an inferior TV. For these newer generations, this can be very traumatic and damaging.


    i will sell my future wife and kids to obtain a 8K display.
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    mrmaia , December 4, 2012 10:11 AM
    Dude, it was a freakin 51 INCH TV! WITH DISCOUNTS! Of course it was worth it! :) 

    But how is this tech news, especially by Zak? Maybe Apple took a break at leading markets and doing all the marvelous stuff analysts love to point out.
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    contentsmayvary , December 4, 2012 10:12 AM
    amigafanYet another American guy dating single mother, and yet another single mother leaving child to random boyfriend.


    How can you be single if you have a boyfriend? Or am I misunderstanding the term "single"?
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    digiex , December 4, 2012 10:27 AM
    "He then somehow made it home" The story is somehow phoney like all the Apple articles.
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    aracheb , December 4, 2012 10:30 AM
    contentsmayvaryHow can you be single if you have a boyfriend? Or am I misunderstanding the term "single"?

    The fact that she have a boyfriend stated that she was single, and the fact that they mention the girlfriend child's not his also help this conclusion.
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    contentsmayvary , December 4, 2012 11:05 AM
    arachebThe fact that she have a boyfriend stated that she was single, and the fact that they mention the girlfriend child's not his also help this conclusion.


    I see. I have been living with my partner for 20 years, we have a 13 year old child, but we are unmarried.
    So, am I single?
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    ddpruitt , December 4, 2012 11:13 AM
    How did he get the TV home if he left his car in the parking lot?
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2012 11:44 AM
    At least a TV doesn't scream and keep you awake all night, embarrass you in public, fill diapers for of disgusting stuff, throw up on the carpet, tear up everything in the house, etc... I'll take the TV any day. Why anyone wants a child is beyond me.
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    skidawgz , December 4, 2012 11:51 AM
    51" is a Samsung Plasma, and if its Kmart it was prbly 720p sadly. Poor child.
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