Columbus Short is an actor who lives in California, known for his part in "Scandal". The name of the TV show is fitting, as he has now been involved in a number of domestic incidents, including one dispute during which his estranged wife says that he told her he was going to kill her. They had been married for eight years in 2013, the year in which she decided that it was time to file for divorce.
A recent incident that occurred at a Rocklin, California, firehouse brings up an important issue regarding child custody laws. Currently, under California law, "anyone with lawful custody can surrender a baby confidentially and without fear of prosecution." Obviously, the Safely Surrendered Baby Law has the goal of preventing unwanted babies from being killed or abandoned by its parents. The SSBL tells an anxious new parent that there is another path available to them. However, what happens when a parent does not actually hand the child over to a person?