Just a reminder to terrible parents out there, leaving a child locked in a freezing car is as bad an idea as leaving them locked in a hot one. It wouldn't seem like it needs to be said, considering the bitter winter Canada has suffered through, but there it is.
At least one Ontario father allegedly needs the reminder after being accused of abandoning his daughter alone in a store parking lot for more than 40 minutes.
York Regional Police confirm that a 39-year-old Toronto man has been charged with child abandonment after allegedly leaving his two-year-old daughter in a parking lot near Markham Road and Kirkham Drive on Tuesday evening. The address belongs to a Costco shopping centre.
Emergency crews pulled the child from the car and she was found unharmed.
With temperatures in Markham reaching as low as -15 C on Tuesday, and wind chills making it feel like -26 C, there was concern that a child left alone that long could suffer from exposure to extreme weather.
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