Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bad Parenting Pt. V

BEAVER COUNTY, Pennsylvania -- A couple in Center Township is facing charges after the man and woman fled a mobile home fire, grabbing their pet dogs but leaving a young boy behind, police said.

Crystal Adams, 31, and James Chandler, 33, are accused of reckless endangerment after Chandler's 4-year-old son was left Friday night, WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh reported.

The boy was treated for smoke inhalation after a firefighter ran inside and pulled him out, township Fire Chief Bill Brucker said.

Police said the firefighters learned that the boy was still inside the burning mobile home when Chandler and Adams told firefighters that they had forgotten the child. Police said that was about 20 minutes after the couple had gotten out.

"They were asked numerous times by law enforcement -- I overheard at least once or twice -- 'Is there anyone else in these trailers?'" Brucker said.

The boy was conscious when a firefighter found him in a bedroom, Brucker said.

"You tuck your kid in bed, you should remember that he's still in there," Brucker said.

Two mobile homes were badly damaged in the fire in Beaver County. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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