William Raynold Adams of Missoula, Montana has been charged with felony criminal endangerment when he left his 2-year-old son in a hot car Monday.
Fire rescue workers broke a window on the car, parked outside a grocery store, to rescue the child from the abusive heat. This intervention also led to the discovery of marijuana. Adams faces additional charges for possession and stealing two candy bars from the store.
Adams, 31, claims he was unaware the boy was in the vehicle and claims his girlfriend (the boy’s mother) must have clandestinely put him there. The woman rejected those false claims, stating she asked Adams to take the boy with him. He then proceeded to buckle the tyke into his car seat.
The boy has since received treatment for dehydration. According to local news reports, Adams was released without bail on Wednesday. He did not enter a plea.