Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father Charged after Toddler Found Locked in Vehicle, Crying and Sweating

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father Charged after Toddler Found Locked in Vehicle, Crying and Sweating

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Father charged after toddler left in vehicle

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HALIFAX - A Halifax-area father has been charged after a toddler was found alone locked in the back seat of a vehicle with the windows up, in distress.

"The child was very upset," Halifax police Const. Dianne Penfound said Tuesday. "He was crying, he was sweating and obviously very scared."

Police say they were called to a hospital parkade on University Avenue in Halifax around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 18.

They found a boy buckled in a car seat in the back seat, with the windows closed. Accuweather.com says Halifax had a high of 25 degrees that day.

Officers could not find any adults in the area, and removed the boy.

"As soon as we got on scene we noticed he was in distress and the window was broken," said Penfound. …

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