Police: Columbus dad left child in hot car

Dubon-Nataren arrested on child neglect charge

COLUMBUS, Ind. - A Columbus man was arrested Monday after police said he left his child alone in a hot car outside of a Wal-Mart.

Jesus Dubon-Nataren, 38, is accused of leaving his 5-year-old son alone in an SUV with the windows up for 20 minutes.

Officials with the Columbus Police Department said the child was crying and sweating profusely when he was removed from the car. Authorities said the temperature in the vehicle was 124 degrees.

Dubon-Nataren was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a charge of neglect of a dependent.

The child was released to his mother and has recovered, police said. The Indiana Department of Child Services was notified about the incident.

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