Dad forgets baby in car for eight hours on cold day

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 15:49 hrs

Colonie, New York: Authorities say a New York man who left his one-year-old son in his car for eight hours in frigid weather hasn't been charged.

Police in the Albany suburb of Colonie say the man forgot to drop off his son at day care and left the child strapped in the back seat of the car when he parked outside his office on Thursday morning.

Officials say the man didn't realise his mistake until he returned to the car around 4 pm. 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.

Police said on Friday that they haven't determined yet if the father would be charged, but their investigation is continuing.

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