London, Kentucky Couple Charged for Leaving Child in Hot Car

May 8, 2012

Authorities have filed charges against a couple from London, Kentucky for leaving a baby in a hot car while the husband got a haircut. According to WKYT-TV, London Police arrested Robert Smallwood and his wife, Rachel and charged them with criminal abuse and wanton endangerment.

Investigators say a couple walking by the Smallwood's car Monday heard the 8-month old child crying and opened an unlocked door to retrieve the youngster. The temperature outside the vehicle was about 80 degrees at the time of the incident.

Police say the baby is fine and is now staying with grandparents.