Texas cop arrested and charged after leaving his 2-month old baby in hot car for 3 hours

A Texas sheriff’s deputy has been fired and is facing felony charges after he allegedly left his 2-month-old in a hot car for three years this past Monday, HuffPost reported.

Antonio Almaraz was arrested and swiftly dismissed from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio while his newborn was hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.

The 31-year-old, who was on probation due to his recent hire in February, allegedly returned home from a pediatrics appointment at 10 a.m. but left the child inside his parked car. It wasn’t until around 1 p.m. that the child was found unresponsive inside the vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Temperatures in the San Antonio area were forecast to hit around 94 degrees on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in San Antonio.

The baby was taken to a hospital with an ambulance and remained in critical condition as of Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Read the full report at HuffPost.

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