Dad Blames Infant for Driving Car in Hit-and-Run Accident

What's the Worst Thing You've Blamed on Your Child?


People rarely probe moms when they bail on commitments because nobody wants to question a sick infant or an unreliable sitter. A believer in karma, I don't much like to falsely lay blame for fear it will come back to bite me and it's just not the right thing to do. I've faulted my daughter for a messy room or running late, but one New Hampshire papa took his problems a tad too far.

After allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run accident, David Ponzer told police that his 19-year-old son might have been driving his car at the time of the incident. Mr. Ponzer assured the officers that he would have his son call them upon his return home. On their way to the squad car, the policemen saw a neighbor and asked them if they had seen the young man behind the wheel of the vehicle recently. Officer Christopher Kiberd wrote in an affidavit, "The subject laughed and informed me Ponzer's son is still an infant." I guess that would make driving a get-away car impossible! Daddy David is now in the hot seat for his involvement in the accident and lying to authorities.

What's the worst thing you have blamed on your child?
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