Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car

7-20 hot carEUGENE, Ore. — Police say two parents were arrested for leaving their two children in a hot car.

The Eugene Police Department says it got multiple calls around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, saying someone had left two kids in a car near the Washington-Jefferson Skate Park. Police say the car was parked in direct sunlight for about two hours.

Police eventually arrested Jessie Wilson and Stephanie Wilson for leaving their 2-year-old and 9-month-old children in the hot car. Officers say it was around 90 degrees when they got the call and with that temperature it’s predicted it was around 135 degrees in the car.

Both children were taken to a nearby hospital but are expected to be okay.

The parents are facing charges of child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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