James Craig Duffy (43) was fined $300 for leaving his 22-month old son alone in a stroller on a Christchurch street. Daft Duffy had been out drinking at 2.20 am on March 28 when he decided to up and leave to look for somewhere to stay. In his alcohol muddled mind, Daft Duffy must have forgotten he had the kid, because he just left him there, stroller and all, on Fitzgerald Ave. A resident heard the kid crying for 30 mins and came out to investigate. They found Duffy and his friend coming back to the child.
Duffy and the friend were charged with leaving a child unsupervised. It’s understood that Duffy is a “sickness beneficiary” aka is on benefits because he’s “sick”. Yeah, like alcoholism is a sickness that can’t be helped. He’s sick enough to pull benefits but perfectly fine to go piss the benefits up the wall and abandon his son. And what the fuck was a toddler doing out on the street with a pair of drunken men at 2.30 in the morning?! I wonder how that went down with the missus “Going out drinking with Bob, taking the baby” “Oh okay, make sure he takes a jacket in case he gets cold”. Not likely. And how did he manage to get into a nightclub with a stroller?
This could’ve gone wrong in so many ways. Kidnapping, stroller rolls out onto road into a path of an oncoming car, stray dog eats the child. Or the friend could’ve molested the child. It was by sheer luck that none of these happened. The child has been placed with CYFS and is doing well, well away from his fuckwit father and dumb-dumb drinking buddy.