Authorities in California arrested a father after his 1-year-old baby suffered severe burns from a cup of ramen noodles.

The father's arrest came just a day after police took the mother in custody in Porterville. According to Tulare County Sheriff's Department, the mother was in the shower when her 3-year-old child knocked over the cup of noodles off a counter and onto the 1-year-old baby.

The officials told local media Anthony Garcia, 22, admitted to being present when the incident took place. The parents did not seek immediate medical attention for the baby. The mother, identified as 28-year-old Daisy Magana, said the baby did not have any visible burns until Monday, which was why they waited before taking the child to the hospital, ABC30 reported.

The child is currently at a Fresno hospital where the victim is recovering from 2nd and 3rd-degree burns. The hospital staff told the police the infant was unconscious, but suffering from seizures when the family arrived at the facility.

On Tuesday, the police took Magana into custody on child endangerment charges, while the father was arrested on charges of child neglect. Magana posted her $100,000 bail and was released, according to correctional deputies. Garcia remains at the Adult Pretrial Facility with a $100,000 bail, Visalia Times Delta reported.

Authorities are currently investigating the incident. The police urged anyone with information about this case to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 733-6218.

In February, a South Carolina couple was arrested after their 3-month-old twins were hospitalized with severe injuries. The children also suffered skull fractures and bite marks. The police said 31-year-old Kentovian White and 23-year-old Jessica Mills were taken into custody on two counts of charges of inflicting great bodily injury upon a child. The twins, one of whom was admitted to the hospital, had multiple injuries including skull fractures and other fractures throughout their bodies. Doctors found that the children had signs of “several other abusive injuries believed to be caused by cigarette burns and adult human bite marks.”

The police said White was found to be using methamphetamine and faced additional charges of possession of the drug.

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