One Kentucky cook apparently took Jonathan Swift’s satirical proposal to heart this week when he stuck his five-week-old son in the oven overnight. The mix up wasn’t due to some gastronomical experiment but booze and drugs.
According to a CNN report, Larry Long had been token it up at his restaurant before returning home to down a bottle of whiskey with his wife. The baby was fine, only left in the oven to thaw out before baking.
As News.com.au reports:
It wasn’t until he woke at 5.30am (local time) to hear the baby’s cries coming from the oven that he realised what he had done.
Mr Long immediately called emergency and a mental health crisis line, who then alerted authorities.
Mr Long blamed his actions on the marijuana, which he believes was laced with a hallucinatory agent, officials said.
Creme de l’efant won’t be served in the Long house any time soon. The baby was removed from the parents care and police charged Long with first degree wanton endangerment.