Sixth Squad Detectives report the arrests of a Flushing couple for Reckless Endangerment that occurred on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 2:39 pm in Manhasset.
According to detectives, a male and female parked their 2019 Mercedes Benz in a parking lot located at 2046 Northern Boulevard. The couple’s male child, 1, was sleeping in a rear child seat when the parents left him to enter a building in the vicinity of the parking lot. A female witness noticed the infant was alone, crying and sweating. She was unable to open the door and notified police. A second male witness, 51, attempted to use a lock-out kit to gain entry but was unsuccessful. Responding officers located the vehicle which was not running and observed the child to be in distress. Officers broke a window and removed the child from the vehicle. The infant was crying, red in color and was drenched in sweat. Officers removed him and entered a store to cool the child in air condition.
The child was transported to an area hospital for evaluation and is expected to be released.
After a thorough investigation it was determined the child was alone in the vehicle for approximately an hour.
Jingcai Zhou, 34, and Lu Lu, 28, of 13807 Jewel Avenue were arrested without incident.
Defendants Zhou and Lu are charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. They will be arraigned on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Payami/6th Sqd. 08/17/21/2255/8688