NORWALK, Conn. (AP) – Another Connecticut parent has been charged with leaving a child alone in a car.
Brian Healy, 37, of Norwalk, was arrested by local police Sunday night. Authorities say he left his infant daughter alone in his car while he shopped at a Wal-Mart, and he was charged with felony risk of injury to a minor.
The Hour newspaper reports that a witness called authorities after seeing the child sleeping in the car. Police say Healy told them he forgot his daughter was in the back seat.
A phone number for Healy couldn’t be found Tuesday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
Several Connecticut parents have been charged with leaving their children alone in vehicles this summer, including a Ridgefield man whose 15-month-old son died in a sweltering vehicle. That case has been ruled a homicide.