World's Worst Parents?
Probably not, but they're definitely in the running:
- Stockton, California; California authorities said a mother watched in horror as her 6-year-old son fell from the top of a Ferris wheel to his death. Ruben Castillo was riding alone in his gondola at the San Joaquin County Fair on Sunday when he plunged 90 feet, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials said Castillo tried to climb out of his seat and fell. A fair spokesman said the rides have no age restrictions, only a height requirement which Castillo met.
A six year old? Alone? 90 feet in the air? In an open gondola? This is not just stupid, it's insanely stupid. We feel sorry for mom watching him fall and such, but this was beyond 100% preventable and not just by the carnival operators, but by the parents, too. Sorry, but our sympathy meter is set a little to high for this to register.