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Fighter charged with child abuse

Edwin Dewees, most famous for getting a blood dye job on The Ultimate Fighter 4, has been charged with child abuse after his twin 2 year old sons let themselves out of the house and were found by police wandering alone on the side of the street.

When officers spoke to Dewees, he said he had been cleaning inside the home and didn’t notice the children were gone until his wife returned home, Schaan said.

“He reported he put the children down for a nap and did not notice or hear them leave,” Schaan said.

Dewees told police he thought the boys might have left through a door to the house, Schaan said.

“When the mother got home, Dewees went to wake the children and they were not there,” Schaan said. “He told her he could not find them. She went outside and spoke to some of our officers who were in the area looking for someone responsible for the children.”

Police are not sure how long the children were outside before being found by the resident and the officer, Garcia said.

The children remain in CPS custody pending further investigation, Schaan said.

You read the headline ‘Fighter arrested for Child Abuse’ and think it’s going to be some horrible shit, like Dewees whupping his kids with a belt or locking them in a wooden box or something. Then you read the article and find out the kids snuck out during naptime and think ‘Why the fuck is he being arrested here?’

This happens more than you’d think. Society seems to have lost the ability to do anything other than charge people with crimes when something out of the ordinary happens. Last week there was a similar story in Delaware: a mother put her 3 year old down for a nap, the 3 year old got up and escaped the house. Police charged her with ‘child endangerment':

So how about giving the mom some of those babyproofing thingies that make it hard for a child to open a door? Or an alarm that sounds if the door is opened? In other words, how about helping the mom — and child — rather than making this sound as if the mom is a no-good parent who needs to be punished? As it doesn’t seem like there was any evidence of drugs or alcohol, sounds to me like we’re talking about a parent who simply had something go wrong, which can happen to even the “best” of us.

When we criminalize the ups and downs of normal life, we start making it seem as if living that normal life (which inevitably involves some mistakes and surprises) is criminal.

Amen. Charging Dewees with child abuse is stupid. Taking his kids away is inexcusable.

  • frickshun

    Dude has twins which is overwhelming on it’s own. And at 2, all kids want to do is explore everthing. This cunt-ry is so fucking PC I can’t stand it. Maybe they should investigate me for allowing my 6 month old to roll off the bed 7 years ago…..

  • CAP

    I have a 1 year old and he wrecks himself ALL THE TIME. He’s always got bumps and bruises I’m waiting for someone to turn me in. This sounds way over exaggerated but getting out of bed is one thing but out of the house probably shouldn’t happen.

  • G Funk

    Frick, how bout the time she fell off the hand rail of stairs cause you put her there or when you dislocated the other’s arm? or when…..

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Hey Frick, remember the time you tied weights to your chitlin and made it run sprints?  Oh wait, nevermind.

  • frickshun

    G–>I’m so glad you’re here to keep me in check w/my redundant stories!! I owe you one, buddy…..

    Just illustrating the point that you can’t watch your kids @ all times & they are crafty lil fuckers.

    When my kids were little, we did SOME babyproofing. But that stuff is outta control these days w/people locking every kitchen drawer (heaven forbid they slam their fingers & get a bruise) or gating every staircase like a little tumble down stairs is the greatest threat to a toddler.

  • noiseless

    hm.. so this is the beginning of the end, the future of mankind lies in the hands of these little children of disservice. the apes will surely eat them when we die.

  • G Funk

    like a little tumble down stairs is the greatest threat to a toddler.”

    LMFAO! I miss the old frick…

  • CAP

    Plus shouldn’t it technically be child “neglect” instead of abuse, but that doesn’t sound as good with cage fighter I guess.

  • glassjawsh

    when my brother was two he climbed the railing on our balcony and sat on the roof while my mom was asleep. a random guy driving by saw a goddamned baby on the fucking roof~! and stopped to let my mom know what a bad parent she was

  • fightlinker

    pretty sure every parent has several dozen ‘negligent’ incidents with their children … most of the times not because they’re negligent but because kids are squirmy tricky motherfuckers that cause all sorts of trouble

  • frickshun

    G–>did I ever tell you about the time my mom was crossing the street in Brooklyn high as a kite & dropped baby frick…..IN THE STREET…..AND LEFT HIM. From my sister’s recollection, some stranger scooped me up & brought me back to my doped up mommy. Those were the days…..

  • glassjawsh

    fail win!

  • G Funk

    ^Great categorization slacky!

    Frick, were you a crack baby?

  • CAP

    That explains a lot.

    One time. I saw a guy walking his dog and baby in a stroller, I would have guessed the kid was about 6 months old. He turned to smack his dog up for barking at oncoming pedestrians and the stroller just kept going and veering into the street. Luckily the people coming grabbed it or it would have dumped into the gutter/traffic. It was almost a serious trainwreck.

  • frickshun

    ^^I don’t know the answer to that but based on birthweight, no.

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  • iamphoenix

    those babies should be charged with AWOL and insubordination. extra duty….restricted to post for 45 days. Article 15 that fucking baby!!!

  • Reverend Clint

    fucking america is so lame. so what the kids wondered off… hope they die cause they are duymb as fuck.