Two men are facing charges of child neglect after allegedly leaving two young children in a hot vehicle while they were passed out in the front seat.
According to the Sarasota Police Department, Paul Houle, 51 and Paul Houle III, 22, were arrested Friday, Aug. 17 after a passerby noticed the two victims and the two defendants unresponsive in their vehicle. Officers and Sarasota Fire and Rescue responded to the 2100 block of Main Street SPD says the vehicle was parked in the sun with all four windows up and no air conditioning running inside. According to witnesses on the scene, the four individuals were inside the car for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. The children, ages 4 and 2, were transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment .