"But we left the heat on!"
That was a Southampton couple's excuse for leaving their 9-week-old baby alone in the car while they were watching the Kentucky Derby at an Off-Track Betting site, Southampton Town police said last night . After the 2-month-old infant had been in the parking lot for more than 20 minutes, the new parents came out and tried to drive away, police said. But the cops detained the couple, Krystal Rose Downes, 24, and Jhimy Alban Vintimilla, 28.
Police gave the couple a misdemeanor child-endangerment charge and they were released with custody of the 2-month old.