Two years ago, Catalina Clouser smoked marijuana at a friend's house before placing her 2-month-old on the ROOF of her car and driving 12 miles to her home before she realized the infant was not actually in her car. Sounds like a parent's worst nightmare, doesn't it? Something you could totally picture yourself doing while in the midst of major postpartum fatigue? The difference is Catalina was under the influence of drugs and let this affect her decision-making abilities when it came to her child.
Thankfully, her baby was found in the middle of a Phoenix highway by a passerby and was completely unharmed. Catalina, who is now 21, pleaded guilty to child abuse and DUI and was recently sentenced -- to a mere 16 years of probation.