Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

West View Father Charged with Child Endangerment

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

West View Father Charged with Child Endangerment

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A 21-year-old West View man was charged with child endangerment after authorities said his 3-year-old son rode a scooter alone to a nearby barbershop and his 1-year-old daughter was found sleeping with her feet in a toilet.

Jesse D. O'Dell told police he was asleep and did not know what his children were doing when the officers arrived about 4 p.m. Thursdayat his apartment in the 400 block of Perry Highway.

Workers at the West View Barber Shop down the road called police after spotting the boy riding his scooter alone on Perry Highway. The boy was wearing a onesie, a soiled diaper and had his shoes on the wrong feet, according to a criminal complaint.

The officers searched for an adult and found an apartment building with an open door, according to court records. …

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