recall that on Saturday, the Cheung family in Valley Stream, Long Island, let their 4-year-old son stay sleeping in the car while they went into a Home Depot to get some Christmas lights. They came out about 20 minutes later to find firefighters had smashed a window to extricate the boy, as if the car had been on fire. Then, despite the fact the kid was fine, they rushed him to the hospital in an ambulance (mom went with him) and threw the dad in jail.
Dad was released later that same day. He picked up his son and wife at the hospital, arrived home around 10 p.m., and a Child Protective Services worker arrived around midnight to investigate the parents and home.
I got this update from the dad, Mr. Cheung, yesterday (link is mine):
Just an update, acs came on Monday and inspected the house again and made us open some drawers and our closet. Inspected the children’s room and checked their drawers as well. She Interviewed my son alone. Made both children strip naked and a photo of my son’s behind was taken because he has Mongolian butt. She also came again this morning and interviewed me. She will be getting the children’s medical records and go to my sons pre k class to watch him play. So I’m assuming the teachers will at the very least know there is a case open. How embarrassing..My car window was replaced. My friend is a mechanic and helped me out but the bill was still $350. With how crazy things are. I think I will have to hire an attorney just in case.