Cheyenne Police Warn of Dangers of Leaving Kids, Pets in Hot Cars
Daytime highs are expected to hover around 90 degrees for the remainder of the workweek and Cheyenne police are reminding people to never leave children or animals in a hot car.
Officer Kevin Malatesta says while it's tempting and perfectly legal to leave your kids or pets in the car while you run into the store, the consequences can be deadly.
"When that temperature goes up it can get very, very hot inside your car, way too hot for a person or an animal to be in," said Malatesta. "Potentially it could be life-threatening."
According to the CDC, when temperatures outside range from 80 to 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly climb to between 130 to 172.
The safety organization Kids and Cars says 43 children died from vehicular heatstroke last year.