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A five-week-old baby was lucky to survive after his mom left him dead in the middle of a Phoenix intersection, according to police. Even more astonishing is how the boy got there.

Police say the boy's mother, high on marijuana, drove away with the tyke's car seat still on the roof of her car. It slid off, and she never noticed.

Police arrested and charged Catalina Clouser, 19, with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse, according to ABC News. Although the car seat sustained some damage, the baby was unharmed and is now in custody of Child Protective Services.

The horror-inducing sequence started when Clouser's boyfriend was arrested for DUI when the couple stopped to buy more beer. Upset about that arrest, ABC reports, Clouser then went to a friend's home to smoke marijuana. When she departed about midnight, she left the sleeping infant on the roof.

Neighbors noticed the car seat in the road at the intersection of 45th Avenue and Cholla and called police.

The baby's ride was short-lived. He traveled approximately 400 feet before toppling off. But Clouser was 12 miles away before she realized her error, and returned to the scene, where she was promptly arrested.


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      Karine
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mom? what a sick joke ... I certainly would not give her the "Mother of the Year" award. Just another druggy that got pregnant "by mistake" I hope they never return the baby to her... But unfortunately the child protective laws leave a lot to be desired. As a reulst many babies and children die - just becuase the sere reunited with their unfot parents.
      • 2 Years Ago
      "scootahbug"
      lagoodfella
      • 2 Years Ago
      They need to sterilize her so she can't reproduce anymore.
      spankster59
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stupid people shouldn't breed
      grundoboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      legalize pot,,,see how well it will work for society? I mean its better than birth control..frickin idiots..
      jobrijim3
      • 2 Years Ago
      its no secret,pot makes you dopey,almost all the people i know who smoke are stupid enough without it
      • 2 Years Ago
      must have been some killer weed or at least close to killer weed
      SHELDON
      • 2 Years Ago
      I live in rural upstate NY and constantly see critters take better care of their young; birds, deer, possums, skunks, even mice care for their young better. Anyone watching dogs and cats care for their young know they take better care than any humans. No druggie should be allowed to keep their kid, one strike and the kid is gone. Addicts NEVER recover
      mehndif
      • 2 Years Ago
      Unbelieveable....she looks like a very responsible teen mom, she also looks like she loves her life and wouldn't do drugs or harm her baby.....oh wait.....not true. Just looking at this bi(*% I would have taken the baby away from her and place into foster care......the sight of her says I am not fit to raise a baby. I hope she never gets him back.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mehndif
        Looks aren't everything. I know many people that have tattoos and piercing all over their bodies and are the most responsible people I have ever met. Do not judge a book by it's cover...
      Brenda
      • 2 Years Ago
      So she was drunk WHILE ON marijuana. Not the same thing as "high on marijuana". Just saying.
      • 2 Years Ago
      She made a mistake, we all make mistakes. Those of you judging this girl need to check your own past to recall mistakes you wish you could take back yourself.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Are you kidding me???? We've all made mistakes, but leave a newborn baby in a carseat on the top your your car and drive off because you are too freaking high to know any better?? Nope, never made a mistake like that one.
        kirky6162
        • 2 Years Ago
        I Agree Westley Although the act is despicable, People really need to check out the dumb things they did or forgot they did. I believe this girl needs therapy and a LONG time to prove that she could be clean and sober enough to have her child back. That includes anyone in the household that would have access to the child. But it also can be a lesson learned. Thank God the child was found and not hurt. Just saying.
        Pleazantry
        • 2 Years Ago
        She made a mistake???? Are you freaking kidding me? Not only did she put the child's life in danger via the being in the same car w/ the BF who was arrested for DUI, then she went to a friends house w/ baby in tow to smoke weed, then she decided she was perfectly fine to drive her and her child home, but instead left her child on top of the roof of her car and drove off!! There is no mistake about this piece of gutter trash!
        dynofossil
        • 2 Years Ago
        THANK YOU, finally someone with a brain responds!
          pribe55049
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dynofossil
          You really think that getting high on aconhol and weed then driveing your car with your baby on the roof of the car is just a little mistake?? Unbelievable!
          KING KONG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dynofossil
          Neither of you have brains. Man, I hate people sometimes.....
        csmith2720
        • 2 Years Ago
        Are you serious with "she made a mistake". Please go back and read the article, she left the baby on the roof of the car and the carseat with baby in it fell on interstate.
        KING KONG
        • 2 Years Ago
        What? last time I checked I didn't get high and almost KILLED MY CHILD. are you an Idiot? really? please, go drink bleach and keep from breeding.
        pribe55049
        • 2 Years Ago
        I just did. Nothin g I ever did comes close to what this woman did." not even close! I am sjure this is true flor most people as well!. I hope so anywayt.
      riverrose28
      • 2 Years Ago
      The first problem is this, once you have the responsiblity of a child you must leave all of your wants behind, such as drugs/alcohol. Second is this, if she's employed don't they test for drugs from time to time, or is she on public assistanace? If she is not working how is she supporting herself and her newborn, if it's on my dime, lock her up!
        xanadutu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @riverrose28
        It's called B-O-Y-F-R-I-E-N-D!!! Just as your name is spelled G-O-P!!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @riverrose28
        i totally agree. thank you for making some sense.
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