On Sunday, as the afternoon sun gave the right of way to a dark evening, Carlos Perez and Crystal Calvo keep a spark glowing inside of their car and in front of their four-month-old baby.
According to the Harlingen Police Department, Raymondville residents Perez, 23, and Calvo, 22, were posted up in a silver Ford Escape in a parking lot near the emergency-room entrance of the Valley Baptist Medical Center.
At approximately 30 minutes past 4:20, a hospital employee noticed that the couple were doing something fishy and alerted a Harlingen police officer.
When the officer approached, he was hit with a "strong odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle," according to the police report. A four-month-old boy was in the back seat of the car "inside a child safety seat under a layer of blankets," says Sergeant John Lee Parrish of Harlingen PD.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
"Both parents displayed signs of being under the influence of marijuana (glossy red blood-shot eyes and slow thick speech)" or STONEDSTONEDSTONED (allegedly).
Perez and Calvo were arrested for abandonment/endangerment of a child with criminal negligence, a state jail felony. According to the Texas Penal Code, the model mommy and daddy could be facing up to two years in prison and $10,000 fines.
The kid was released to his grandmother and Child Protective Services were contacted.
As of the time this post was published, it's unknown why they decided on the hospital parking lot for their bug-out. (Maybe after the kid was born, they had a celebratory smoke out and forgot to go home?)