Monday, May 5, 2008

Eight Belles Ain't The Only Derby Loser

Early contenders for the Parents of the Year Award go to a Long Island couple who were down to see "the best 2 minutes in sport" no matter what.

Kristal Rose Downes and Jhimy Alban Vintimilla left their 2-month old baby in the car for 20 minutes at a Southampton OTB while they watched the Kentucky Derby.
Southampton Town police say the 2-month-old was left unattended for more than 20 minutes during Saturday's race.

Police say the mother later told officers she thought the infant was safe enough because the car's heat was on.

The car was left running in a busy parking lot outside the Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. branch in Southampton, on Long Island.

It wasn't hot enough to fry the baby so she made sure she'd roterisserie that kid real nice while they watched them horses run round that track there. Here's to all the Derby losers this year.
** Speaking of Derby losers, check out this brilliant coincidence brought to you via Wonkette.