Police: North Chicago man cited in Lake Forest after leaving kids in vehicle

By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 7/29/2019 6:01 PM

A North Chicago man was cited for child endangerment Monday in Lake Forest after leaving his two kids in a vehicle for several hours with the windows rolled up, police said.

Police and fire responded to the parking lot at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital at 11:57 a.m. after receiving a call from hospital security staff members who found two boys appearing to need medical care honking the horn of a Dodge pickup truck, according to a news release from the Lake Forest Police Department.


Authorities got the 8- and 9-year-old out of the truck and then took them to the hospital's emergency room.

The boys told police that their father, Brandon E. Wilson, 32, of the 2000 block of Prospect Avenue, drove them to the hospital, parked and left them in the car with the windows rolled up for about two hours and 15 minutes.

Police said they found Wilson and cited him for misdemeanor child endangerment. He was released with an Aug. 23 court date.

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