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Father Charged For Leaving Toddler In Hot Car

Father Charged For Leaving Toddler In Hot Car

CREATED Jun 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An Antioch man has been arrested after leaving his 2-year-old daughter unattended inside a locked vehicle while he went into a store.

Officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department said 35-year-old Nara Kattel left his daughter in the car around noon while he went into the K&S Market at 4225 Nolensville Pike in Nashville.

Someone passing by the vehicle saw the girl crying inside the car and in the back seat. The person also reported the child was sweating.

Emergency medical crews responded to the scene. They were forced to break out a window and remove the girl from the vehicle.

Officials did not say how hot it was inside the car, but the temperature outside was around 90°.

The toddler was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be checked out. Doctors said the girl had an elevated temperature and heartbeat.

Investigators believed the girl was along inside the vehicle for around 20 minutes. They said Kattel came out of the store at 12:37 p.m. and told police he had forgotten the girl was in the car.

Kattel was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. Bond was set at $60,000.