Now This Was Not Only A Distaster Waiting to Happen It Was Just Plain Stupid and You Can’t Fix Stupid

STUART, Fla. — Martin County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a husband and wife accused of leaving their newborn baby in a hot vehicle.

Walter Lugo and Monica Alastra were arrested Monday on child neglect charges.

Deputies were called to a report of an infant left unattended in a vehicle outside the Joanne’s Fabrics in Jensen Beach.

When deputies arrived, they found a 7-month-old girl inside a parked Toyota minivan with the doors unlocked and the windows rolled up.

Witnesses said the child had been left in the vehicle for about 30 minutes.

Deputies said the parents were inside the store shopping with their other 3-year-old child at the time.

According to the arrest affidavit, Lugo and Alastra told deputies they used poor judgment and didn’t know what they were thinking when they left the girl alone in the vehicle.

Deputies said the child was OK, although her clothing was damp from perspiration.Copyright 2009 by WPBF.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

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