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Dad leaves baby in car while eating lunch, police say

October 10, 2011 |  7:26 am

Christopher Johnson An 18-year-old father was arrested in Sacramento after he allegedly left his baby unattended in a parked car for more than half an hour while he ate lunch with a friend.

The 5-month-old girl was found sitting in the unlocked car parked at a shopping center.

KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported a couple spotted the baby alone in the car Friday and called police. She was sweating, but unharmed.

When the father returned, he told officers he was having lunch with a friend across the street and forgot his baby was in the car.

Christopher Johnson, 18, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. The baby was handed over to Child Protective Services.


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Photo: Christopher Johnson. Credit: Fox 40 Sacramento