LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- A Wisconsin couple is facing misdemeanor charges for
leaving their baby boy in their parked car while they shopped for sex toys in
It is clear from outside that Lover's Lane is not a
family-friendly store. There are neon signs with words like 'lingerie',
'festish wear' and 'sexy' in the windows.
According to a
Libertyville Police report, the young parents told police they left their
nine-month-old son in the car because 'no one under the age of 18 is allowed in
The father, Michael Cegers of Kenosha, is 18 years old. The
mom is 20-year-old Jessica Hurley-Smith of Pleasant Prairie.
taking their time in here," a Lover's Lane employee told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter
"They were just kind of walking around, looking at
everything. What's also alarming about that is they weren't in any hurry to go
back out to their car."
Hurley-Smith told police she did not leave the
car on with the air conditioning running because it is 'unlawful to leave a
vehicle unattended with the engine idling in Wisconsin.'
seemed to be in a hurry when TODAY'S TMJ4 found them outside the mother's
Pleasant Prairie home. They would not stop to answer questions when approached
by a reporter.
Cegers and Hurley-Smith sped away in the same Toyota
Corolla named in the police report. The report says their baby boy survived
after spending a sweltering 20 minutes in the car without air conditioning.
"The message needs to get out there that this is never ok. It is very
dangerous," said Dr. Beth Griffin, an emergency room physician at Wheaton
Franciscan St. Francis. "They can be overheated very, very quickly to point
that's dangerous and even deadly."
The parents are due in court on August
Tom Murray, WTMJ 4