We're not parenting experts, but making your son late for his stereotypical rich person hobby because you were busy taking him for a ride in your personal airplane probably isn't teaching him any sort of lesson that human beings were meant to learn.
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"It's fine. I left a note on the windshield explaining that we're rich."
No one was hurt, because the golf course was covered in snow instead of golfers, but Kadera landed on a fairway that was close to a concrete wall, power lines, and the freaking highway. This master stroke of terrible judgment led to him getting slapped with charges of reckless conduct, endangering a child, and being the least sympathetic person who has ever lived. Kadera's attorney argued that the charges were "too vague" -- an argument that was presumably dismissed after the judge pointed out that nobody had bothered to write a law specifically prohibiting rich people from landing planes on golf courses because they assumed that nobody would commit such a clownish act of dumbassery.
Kadera was eventually sentenced to court supervision and community service, which we really, really hope involved maintaining a public golf course. There's no word on whether his son made it to his lesson, but we're fairly certain that both he and the plane needed a ride home.
A Disabled Persons Escort Abandoned A Patient To Get To A Concert
We don't know how you celebrated last New Year's Eve, but unless Viggo the Carpathian was involved, we're willing to bet that you had a better time than Ed Rivera, who spent 17 hours trapped in a freezing cold bus. Rivera has cerebral palsy and can't communicate verbally, along with suffering from some of the other shittiness that comes with the disease. So his parents hired a company called Outstanding Transport to escort him to and from his special needs school, presumably because they had been under the impression that "abandoning your charge for nearly an entire day" is not generally considered outstanding behavior.
"They just left him there! Like some kind of icy Swedish corpse!"
But Rivera's escort, Linda Hockaday, had big plans, and they didn't involve ferrying around someone who was going to put a real damper on the end-of-year festivities with his "special needs" and "desire to not almost freeze to death in 15-degree weather." Hockaday was in a rush to get a concert at her church, and apparently figured that God would be annoyed if she showed up late after wasting her time helping someone less fortunate. So she had the bus return to the depot, kept Rivera strapped in his seat, and left to celebrate the year that had passed and everything that she had to look forward to in the coming year, such as criminal charges.
She was charged with "reckless endangerment" and "making Jesus sad."
Rivera's body temperature dropped, he got so hungry that he ate part of the vinyl seats, and when police eventually found him, he was rushed to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia and dehydration. Hockaday tried to throw the driver under the ... um, she tried to blame the driver, but authorities considered her solely at fault because she seated Rivera in a way that hid him from the driver's view, almost as if she knew what she was doing was wrong somehow. She was sentenced to community service, three years' probation, and a completely toxic Google search result for her name. Ironically, the concert she was in such a hurry to get to wound up starting late. Well played, Universe.
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