An Indianapolis man is facing child neglect charges after police say he left two children, one of whom has a heart condition, outside in a hot car.
Police were called to the Hardees at 7217 Woodland Dr. just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
An officer found two small children, a 21-month-old girl and a 3-month-old boy, locked inside a car. The boy had a heart monitor attached to his chest.
The officer was able to open the car’s front door to free the toddler. When he went to get the 3-month-out, Daniel Raine walked out of the restaurant.
Raine said he was there to pick his girlfriend up from work and had only been gone for a few minutes. He was then placed under arrest.
The children were released into the custody of their mother.
The temperature outside at the time was 83 degrees, police said. Studies have shown even on a cool day, the temperature inside a car can jump up to 109 degrees within a few minutes.