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Woodland parents accused of leaving infant son in hot car while they ate dinner

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WOODLAND, Wash. – Two parents are accused of leaving their infant child unattended in a pickup truck for nearly an hour on an 80-degree day while they ate dinner at a restaurant in Woodland.

Police said the 11-month-old boy was “wet with sweat” and obviously overheated when they took him out of the pickup on Friday night.

His parents, Dylan and Megan Wenger, were both arrested on reckless endangerment charges.

A registered nurse told police she and her husband left Casa Tappatia on Lewis River Road at about 7 p.m. to find the infant sitting alone inside a truck in the parking lot. They called Woodland Police after waiting about 40 minutes for the parents to return.

By the time officers talked with the parents, it had been about an hour since the nurse first saw the boy in the pickup. According to court documents, Dylan Wenger had been drinking at the restaurant.

Police found that the parents didn't have a visual on their child, court documents say that they could not have seen if someone took their child from the pickup.

They are due in court on the reckless endangerment charges sometime this week.