Man charged after allegedly leaving kid in hot car

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS - After finding a 4-year-old girl "sweating profusely" and crying in the backseat of a nearly 100-degree vehicle while her father was inside a Cedar Park Academy store, police have charged him with endangering a child.

According to the arrest affidavit for Nadeem Asrar, 38, a woman called police at around 1 p.m. on July 23 from the Academy located at 1104 C-Bar Ranch Trail, stating that a child was locked in a car that was not running.

When police arrived, the child was found in the back safety seat crying and sweating around her face and chest area. The left rear passenger side window was cracked about 2 inches. 

A couple of minutes later, police said Asrar walked up to the vehicle with a shopping cart that had a set of free weights and a pink swimming noodle. When asked if he left his child in the vehicle, the man said, "Just for a second, when I went to get the stuff from the store."

When asked why he left his daughter in the vehicle, Asrar said that she wanted to watch her YouTube videos and that he thought it would be a quick trip. 

The woman who called told the officer that she witnessed the child inside the vehicle for five to 10 minutes, so the officer issued Nadeem a citation initially.

After reviewing security camera footage, however, the officer discovered that Nadeem walked inside the store at 12:35 p.m. and left the store at 12:55 p.m., leaving the child inside the hot car for about 20 minutes. This new information led police to void the citation and charge Nadeem with endangering a child. Asrar was booked into the Williamson County Jail Sept. 16 on the charge. Online jail records state he was released after posting bond.


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