Man accused of leaving 2-year old alone in parking lot

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

September 23, 2012 10:37:53 AM PDT
Authorities say a Long Island man who had taken prescription medication left his 2-year-old daughter in the parking lot of a shopping center for more than an hour.

An off-duty New York City police officer saw the child alone around 10:20 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Carmans Plaza on Carmans Road in Massapequa.

Police said the child's 37-year-old father came back to the scene and couldn't remember where he had left the girl.

Authorities said he was observed in a delusional state, and had an accelerated heart rate.

He was admitted to the hospital, and is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The girl was evaluated at the hospital and released to her mother.

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