Despite it being against the law to leave a baby unattended in a vehicle, a Saudi couple is avoiding arrest because police decided to be “culturally sensitive”.
KUTV reports, “A couple from Saudi Arabia was watching a movie at a theater in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday night. While they were watching the movie, they left their baby locked inside, according to police. While the baby was unharmed, it hasn't stopped people from being outraged at why officers didn't hold the couple, who is not from this country, accountable.”
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A video of the child being left in the car was even posted to Facebook. At the same time, police tried to get into the car to check on the baby.
The couple was found inside the theater with their 4-year-old child inside.
Kirk Stowers of Corpus Christi police told KIII-TV 3News, “there were no arrests made last night.”
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“What they found out is that the family is from Saudi Arabia and they said that this is culturally acceptable for them -- it's normal,” he added. “If it was someone who grew up in the United States, of course the outcome may be very different.”
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