Man Arrested For Leaving Children Alone In Vehicle
(NEW LONDON,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A Waterford man has been arrested after a New London Police Officer spotted two young children in a vehicle with all the windows rolled up and the doors locked on State Street.
The children, ages 6 and 9 were dripping with sweat and their faces were reddened by heat in the vehicle.It was 83 degrees outside at the time, but a thermometer placed in the vehicle for ten minutes showed the temperature inside was 100 degrees.
The owner of the vehicle, 60 year old John Morgan said he had just stepped into his office for a few minutes.But officer say they were there for more than ten minutes before Morgan returned.
Morgan was charged with two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor.He is being held in lieu of $150,000 cash/surety bail for a Wednesday court appearance.