For fear of the cost of repairs, a father did not allow the police to break a window in his car to save his one-year-old daughter, who was locked up in hot weather for more than an hour on October 6 in Las Vegas. The child died of it. The man was arrested.
A one-year-old girl, locked in hot weather in a car, died on October 6 in Las Vegas after her 27-year-old father refused to let the police break the window because he did not want to take charge of the cost of repairs, says the Las Vegas Sun.
This tragedy unfolded in the afternoon following an argument with his girlfriend, who asked him to leave the apartment with the child. After dropping his daughter off in a car, he returned home, where he continued to argue with his partner for 15 minutes, trying to persuade her to give him her phone.
After finally getting what he asked for, he realized that he had left his keys inside the locked car. By contacting his insurance company, he learned of the cost of unblocking the situation and hung up.
Was the air conditioner on?
When he finally made up his mind to call the police who attended the scene, the little girl had already been locked up for over 40 minutes, but the father was not concerned about the situation as he was sure the air conditioner was on.
According to the daily, referring to the police, the man also refused to call a tow truck or a locksmith. He waited until his brother, who offered to break the window himself, contacted their mother to benefit from his insurance. After several minutes, the police finally broke the window and noticed the death of the girl, who had been in the vehicle for more than an hour.
The respondent was arrested for child abuse and neglect. He has since been released on bail of $ 20,000 (approximately 16,900 euros) and with an obligation to wear an electronic bracelet.