Father of the Year?....
Dad leaves toddler in car during stop at porn shop
Monday, August 27, 2007
The Associated Press
TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. -- A Pennsylvania man was accused of leaving his young son in a locked car while he shopped at a porn shop.
Deputy Tim Gessler of the Ohio County Sheriff's Department said the car window was open just enough for him to unlock the door and free the toddler, who was taken by ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for potential heat exhaustion on Saturday. The boy was later released in good condition.
The sheriff's department said the boy's father, Richard Shultz, 23, of Houston, Washington County, Pa., admitted to leaving his son unattended while he shopped for movies at Fritz the Cat Adult Theatre and Porn Shop.
Another patron saw the toddler inside the car and alerted authorities. Mr. Shultz faces a felony count of gross child neglect for creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death to a child.
Mr. Shultz was released from the Northern Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond, under the condition he have no contact with the child, who is in the custody of his mother.