Police: Father locked boy in hot car as punishment
Arkansas father arrested on child endangerment charge after police say he made his 10-year-old son sit in a hot car for several minutes as punishment.
(KARK) A Little Rock, Arkansas father has been arrested after police say he made his 10-year-old son sit in a hot car for several minutes as punishment.
It happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in the parking lot of a restaurant.
The temperature in Little Rock at that time was 87°, with a heat index of 98°.
According to the Little Rock Police Department report, Briton Miller, 41, was taken into custody on a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.
The boy’s 12-year-old brother told officers that his father regularly punished the younger boy in this manner.
Officers checked restaurant surveillance footage which showed the boy was left in the car for about seven minutes.