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Drunk, High Dad Leaves 5-Week-Old Baby in Oven for Hours, Police Say

Larry Long (Credit: McCracken County Jail)

PADUCAH, Ky. (CBS/AP) Police in western Kentucky say Larry Long left his 5-week-old son in an oven, probably for a matter of hours, but thankfully, never turned it on.

The Paducah Sun reported the 33-year-old father told police he had smoked marijuana at a Paducah restaurant where he works and then came home and had a couple of drinks.

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden said the mother of the 5-week-old boy was awakened by his cries Monday morning and found him in the cold oven.

The baby was taken to a hospital where doctors found no injuries.

Long shares the home with the child's mother, 33-year-old Brandy S. Hatton.

The newspaper reported child welfare officials placed the infant and his siblings, ages 10 and 14, in the care of one of Hatton's relatives.

Long is charged with wanton endangerment.

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