5/09/2012

"Father of the Year" Finalist Charged With Strapping Kids to Hood of Car, Taking Them for a Ride - Aaron S. Stefanski

A couple of interesting things about this story. I grew up in Fort Wayne so I know right were this liquor store is. Can't say that's happened with any other stories I've ever posted here on The Dumbass Daily.

And second: Whose BAC is more than twice the legal limit at 5:30 pm on a Monday? Even that drunk, who thinks it would be a good idea to strap four kids to the hood of your car and take them for a drive? Isn't riding in the car with drunk dad and is nearly as drunk friend entertaining enough? Kids these days!

We know it's early in the year but the driver of the car, Aaron Stefanski, has to be the "leader in the clubhouse" for our 2012 Father of the Year Award, don't you think?

Fort Wayne police were called about 5:30 p.m. Monday after someone saw a man and woman strap four children to the hood of a car in the parking lot of a liquor store at 2116 Fairfield Ave. and then drive away, according to a statement from police spokesman John Chambers.The witness told police he saw a man and woman using a tow strap to tie the children to the car and then drive away, police spokeswoman Foster said.

"Apparently they were traveling a short distance, and he believed they would enjoy it," Foster said.

She said a U.S. marshal overheard the police radio traffic, spotted the car and pulled it over. The marshal stopped the car in the 400 block of Poplar Street – 0.2 miles or about three blocks away, Chamber's statement said. The children were 4, 5, 6 and 7 years old, and they were not injured. The man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than twice Indiana's legal limit for driving, Foster said. The man and woman's relationship was unclear.

Foster issued a statement Tuesday morning that said Aaron S. Stefanski, 29, of Fort Wayne, faces felony neglect charges and three counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and that Jessica A. Clark, 29, of Fort Wayne, also faces a felony neglect charge or charges.

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