This one goes in the ‘Stupid Idiot’ file! Why would anyone leave a kid in a locked car? Why would anyone leave a kid in a car with access to a firearm? Not these days anyway. My dad would leave me in the truck with our guns while he ran in the grocery store to bring milk or whatever home with us from the range. My dad knew that I knew not to mess with them, maybe this kid did too, I don’t know , but the way society is now. Just plain stupid!
After someone called police about the boy, Shook came to the parking lot and broke the driver’s side window.
Nelson lives in the 1100 block of Ursula Avenue in University City. Neither Nelson nor his relatives could be reached Friday. He wasn’t in custody Friday.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged Nelson with two counts of child endangerment: one for leaving the boy near a loaded gun, and one for leaving the child in the hot car. Child endangerment is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.Court records didn’t say how hot the car’s interior […]