Police arrested a man accused of leaving his infant son alone on the sidewalk.
Patrick Rossi of Reading, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Reading Police say they received a call reporting an unattended baby boy inside a baby carrier on the sidewalk on the 1100 block of Perkiomen Avenue in Reading back on Nov. 16. Temperatures were approximately 48 degrees at the time and responding police officers placed the baby inside a warm patrol vehicle.
Police say Rossi, the father of the child, arrived about 30 minutes later and admitted that he accidentally left his son alone while he was loading items into a vehicle before leaving. Rossi told police he didn’t realize he had left his son until he arrived at his destination in Temple Borough, investigators said.
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Rossi was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he spoke to police.
The Berks County Children and Youth Services took custody of the baby.
Berks County Detectives obtained an arrest warrant and Rossi turned himself in Monday. He was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.