When police arrived, two women had opened the car doors and officers could see a 2-month-old sitting in a car seat in the back seat. “(The baby) was crying loudly and had white build up on the sides of his mouth,” an officer wrote in the police report on the incident. It was 76 degrees outside at the time, according to the report.
When paramedics arrived, they found the baby’s temperature was 101.7 and he appeared dehydrated. They took him to the hospital.
The child’s father, Chacon, walked out of a nearby plasma center after the ambulance arrived and told officers he had been “in and out real quick,” according to the report.
But a plasma center employee said Chacon went in at 12:15 p.m., leaving the baby in the car for an hour and a half.