Meridian Parents Accused Of Leaving Toddler In Hot Car

Aug 4, 2015

A pair of Meridian parents has been arrested for investigation of felony injury to a child after police say they left their toddler in a hot car while they went grocery shopping.

KBOI-TV reports 32-year-old Paula Opyd and 43-year-old Frayne Hutton were shopping Saturday in Meridian for about an hour before they realized they had left their 18-month-old child in the car.

Officials say by the time the pair went to get the boy he was unresponsive. Employees and other witnesses poured cold water on his face to help cool down his body.

The toddler was taken to the hospital and released to state custody Sunday.