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Dad: ‘I’m Not A Bad Parent’

The father of a 2-year-old found wandering alone in a parking lot near a pub in Coeur d'Alene told KHQ Monday, “I'm not a bad parent.” KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus spoke to Jesse Edwards at his home Monday afternoon, but he declined to go on camera. According to Edwards, “It was an accident, I just forgot” after he left his son home alone Sunday for several hours. “I'm not a bad parent,” Edwards says.Police arrested 36-year-old Edwards and charged him with Child Endangerment, a misdemeanor. Police say Edward's 2-year-old son was found wandering outside Sully's Pub and Grill in Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon. A bartender working at Sully's at the time of the incident tells KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus the 2-year-old never actually wandered in to the bar. The bartender says a person saw the young boy outside the bar, alone for around 15 minutes before she contacted the boy and brought him inside Sully's/Dylan Wohlenhaus, KHQ. More here.

Question: What do you think of this guy's parenting skills?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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