A father is accused of leaving his kid in the car so he could attend college.
Newark Police were called to the 100 block of S College Avenue Tuesday afternoon just before 1 p.m. after passerbys say they saw a young child crying and banging on the window of a parked car with the windows cracked. The witnesses were able to get the kid, a 3-year-old, to open the door then alerted police, according to Newark Police.
While investigating, Rafig Gurbanzada, 32, showed up around 1:50 p.m. and said that he had left his child in the car around 12:15 p.m. so that he could attend class at the University of Delaware.
The child was evaluated at the scene, found to be unharmed and released to the child’s mother.
Gurbanzada was arrested and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and child endangerment. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond.
It wasn't known which class Gurbanzada was attending. He is listed as a Master of Public Administration major on the university's website.