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VIDEO: North Las Vegas police rescue baby from hot vehicle while father gambles

Posted at 6:05 AM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 09:05:33-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A man was arrested in North Las Vegas last month after police officers rescued a baby from inside of a vehicle.

A person who parked next to the vehicle called police. It is not known how long the child was left unattended.

In the video, a police sergeant can be seen giving water to the screaming baby.

32-year-old Mitchel Hooks was arrested. He is facing charges of child abuse and leaving an unattended child in a car.

He was reportedly gambling in a nearby casino. The temperature was 100 degrees at the time of the incident.

Hooks posted bail on July 17. He is due in court on Aug. 31.