Ovation: Smart Boy With Stupid Father Uses OnStar To Get Rescued From Freezing Car.
When my friends bought a new vehicle for the first time in many years, they were amazed by some of the “bells and whistles” that were included as standard features. It took them weeks to figure out how to use their new satellite radio and they had to return to the dealership more than once for assistance with the Bluetooth connection to their cell phone.
Their biggest surprise happened one evening as they were driving along in silence when they heard a woman’s voice. They both thought they were hearing things until they realized that a representative from OnStar, a communication service that connects drivers to representatives that aid in emergency services, vehicle diagnostics and directions, had called their vehicle to introduce the service and ask a few questions. At first, they were startled by the intrusion but they’ve since learned to enjoy telling the story of the voices in their new car.
A five-year-old boy in Flat Rock, Alabama, might be able to thank OnStar for saving his life. Last Wednesday, Brandon Chambers, 29, was charged with endangering a child after officers responded to the area of Flat Rock in Jackson County, about thirty-five miles southeast of Chattanooga where Chambers had left the child inside his car for hours while he went hunting. The weather was unseasonable cold that day. Once the little boy got cold, he activated the car’s OnStar system, which then alerted local officials. The temperature inside the car had reportedly fallen down to thirty one degrees.
As a result of the incident, Chambers was arrested and released on five hundred dollars bond. The boy is now in the custody of his stepmother.
Thank goodness that, at only five years old, the little boy was smart enough to know when he needed help and how to get it. With a parent as stupid as his father, I suppose he has to smart beyond his years.
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