- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Police say two Vermont toddlers who wandered away from home got into a car in a lot used for impounded and crashed autos and became trapped, with temperatures rising to over 100 degrees inside the vehicle. A woman working nearby heard one crying and rescued them.

Police tell the Times Argus (https://bit.ly/2uBu8XD) the parents fell asleep and the children strayed from their Montpelier home on Friday. The 3-year-old boy and 18-month-old girl were reported missing by their parents.

The lot is across the street from the home.

Police Capt. Neil Martel said the children were taken to a hospital as a precaution, but were conscious and alert. The parents were each charged with two counts of cruelty to a child and were cited to appear in court at the end of August. It wasn’t immediately known if they had lawyers.


Information from: The Times Argus, https://www.timesargus.com/

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