Fla. man accused of leaving boy, 7, in hot car

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Updated: 7/14 5:26 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man faces child neglect charges after leaving his 7-year-old son inside a car while he worked at a Jacksonville furniture store.

A woman called authorities Sunday morning when she saw the child before she went into the store where Hamid Ahmad Nike Mohammad Ahmadzada was cleaning. A police report says the car windows were partially open.

The boy spoke limited English but told police his father, an Afghan immigrant, was inside the store. It was 88 degrees outside when he was found.

The Florida Times-Union reports a translator indicated to authorities that Ahmadzada wanted an attorney, but it wasn't known whether he's hired one. He remained in jail Monday morning.

The store manager says the child could have waited in an air-conditioned break area.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

 

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