US dad forgets baby in car on freezing day, leaves him alone for 8 hours

Associated Press

COLONIE, N.Y. - Authorities say a U.S. man who left his 1-year-old son in his car for eight hours in below-freezing weather only realized his mistake after a call from his wife.

Police in New York state say the man forgot to drop off his son at day care and left the child strapped in the back seat when he parked outside his office Thursday morning.

Officials say the man received a call from his wife in the afternoon inquiring about their child. He called for an ambulance, and the boy was checked out at a hospital and released. Police say the baby didn't suffer any injuries, despite temperatures that didn't top 15 degrees (-9.44 Celsius).

Police said Friday they haven't determined if the father would be charged.

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