A Las Vegas dad has been arrested and charged after his one-year-old daughter died in a hot car because he refused to let police break the windows of his new car.
27-year-old Sidney Deal flagged down officers after he accidentally locked his daughter, Sayah Deal, inside of a hot car with the keys on Monday afternoon.
When officers arrived on the scene they offered to break the window, call a tow truck or a locksmith.
Sidney Deal asked them to call his brother instead. He told his brother the air conditioning was on in the car. But, it was not.
When Deal’s brother arrived, he wrapped a shirt about his hand and offered to punch out the window. Sidney stopped him and claimed he didn’t have enough money to fix a broken window.
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Sidney told his brother to call their mom to have her insurance company send a locksmith.
Deal’s girlfriend told police she called the insurance company for him, but he told her to hang up because he didn’t like the quote for a tow truck.
After several minutes, police smashed the window and pulled the unresponsive child out of the car.
Sayah died at the scene.
Police believe the child had been in the car over an hour.
Sidney was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of child abuse or neglect causing substantial bodily harm.
He is being held on $20,000 bond.
Sidney’s mother, Octavia Wilson, spoke with media and defended her son saying he was not negligent and he thought the air conditioning was on in the car.
Deal told police he had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend, and at the time of the incident was taking his daughter to spend the day at his brother’s. He said he accidentally locked the car when he realized he didn’t have his phone. When he went back, he told police the car was locked.
He told police the toddler walked from the back seat to the front and after a few minutes, laid down on the floorboard of the backseat. He said he thought she fell asleep but was fine with the air conditioner on.
He also allegedly admitted to rejecting offers to break the window to avoid a bill and damage to his new car.
That sweet baby didn’t deserve this.
Is this really an accident or were you that mad at the girlfriend BASTARD REST IN HELL
You running your mouth is not helping your son at all. It’s apparent you haven’t spoken to a lawyer. All of what you said will be used against your son in court. You done more harm than good.
This got to be the dumbest stupidest dude on earth a window over your child’s life first of all I blame the police department for not acting appropriate break that window out don’t give him the choice dumb dumb dumb
This has got to be the dumbest mofo ever. How do you rationalize refusing to let cops break a car window to save your child? There is no excuse. He’s talking about forgetting his phone in the car along with car keys. What about leaving your daughter? Those cops are fools. They should have used common sense and broke the glass to save the baby. That dude is as dumb as he looks..calling his brother and then mother wasting all that unnecessary time that could have been used to save the child. Talk about an unfit parent. I know her mom is devastated. This goddamn muskrat looking fool worried about car windows.