It's like clockwork. Every summer, we have to hear horror stories about parents leaving their kiddos in a hot car. But one of the latest is as disgusting and outrageous as it is horrifying. On June 22, Wisconsin couple 18-year-old Michael Cegers and 20-year-old Jessica Hurley-Smith left their 9-month-old son in the car while they went shopping for sex toys. Yuuuuuup! Seriously, people, you can't make this stuff up. Sick.
Police were called to the parking lot of the Libertyville, Illinois Lover's Lane shop, and officers saw the baby alone in the car with the windows down an inch, "crying and sweating profusely," the police report says. Guh, that poor child! The police report goes on to say that Cegers and Hurley-Smith -- who a store employee said were "taking their time" browsing -- claimed they left their little boy in the car for 20 minutes, because the shop doesn't allow people under 18 inside. Wow ...
Thankfully, the boy wasn't injured, and now the couple are charged with endangering the life or health of a child and are scheduled to appear in court on August 2.
Geeze, this makes some of the MTV Teen Mom cast's worst offenses look like nothing. It's so bad and gross and ridiculous, you almost feel like it was a concerted effort to nab a headline or score a Honey Boo Boo/Teen Mom/shocking and appalling reality show of their own! Ugh. Because, hello, haven't these two ever heard of the INTERNET? Come on. Sex toy shopping while keeping your kid perfectly safe and sound -- there's an app for that, I'm sure!
This couldn't possibly have been one little "slip-up." Children have DIED in similar incidents! Thus, it seems indicative of being ill-fit to parent. And for the sake of that little boy, let's hope the judge comes down as hard as he or she possibly can on this couple.
How crazy/gross/sick is this?! What do you feel like the consequence should be?