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Father confronted by angry crowd after leaving baby in car

July 15, 2013, Oakville, Ont. – Police say a group of angry people confronted the father of an infant girl who was left in a hot car parked in Oakville, Ont., west of Toronto.

July 15, 2013
By The Canadian Press

July 15, 2013, Oakville, Ont. – Police say a group of angry people confronted the father of an infant girl who was left in a hot car parked in Oakville, Ont., west of Toronto.

Authorities say the nine-month-old girl was left unattended in the car in a Home Depot parking lot for about 10 to 15 minutes on Sunday.

Halton regional police say the baby was seen sweating profusely and crying and that when an in-store announcement about the child drew the father back to the vehicle, a number of angry people "berated" him.

Sgt. Dave Cross says the baby is OK and after being assessed by paramedics was released to her mother.

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Police are reminding the public that a child left unattended in a vehicle is a potential medical emergency and urge anyone who sees such a child to call 911 immediately.