7-Month Old Billings Baby Left in Hot Car
Last Thursday, August 14th Preston Baumeister was taken into custody and booked into the Yellowstone County Detention Center for leaving a 7-month old baby in his hot car.Baumeister was passed out in his Chevrolet Silverado truck at City Vineyard. The incident happened at 3:20 p.m. where it was about 90 outside and over 100 inside the truck.
A Billings Police Officer arrived and reached inside the truck to turn the ignition off and noticed the infant in the back seat. The baby was initially unresponsive but began crying after some stimulation was applied by the officer.
The mother of the child said that Baumeister recently sold some of the baby’s items to purchase alcohol and drugs. The report states that the 7-month old was trapped in the vehicle from at least just before 3 p.m. on August 14th until Billings Police arrived at 3:20 p.m.