Girl dies after dad refuses to break window

 

A Las Vegas dad was arrested after he refused to break the window of his new car to save his dying toddler, authorities said.

Sidney Deal, 27, flagged down officers after he left his one-year-old daughter, Sayah Deal, in a hot car Monday afternoon with the keys inside, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

The officers offered to break the window, call a tow truck or get a locksmith, but Deal declined and asked to call his brother, police said.

After several minutes, the officers smashed the window and pulled out the unresponsive girl, who died at the scene, police said.

RELATED: Mum caught in sex act as baby dies in car

Sidney Deal. Picture: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Sidney Deal. Picture: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The cause of death is pending, but authorities believe she had been trapped in the car for more than an hour.

Detectives interviewed Deal's brother, who said he received a call from him saying he accidentally locked Sayah in the car, which he claimed had the airconditioning running, news station KVVU reported.

Deal's brother told police he was confused by the call and quickly headed to his home.

RELATED: Fear 11-year-old boy's death may be linked to sick new 'suicide' game

Sidney Deal and his daughter, Sayah. Picture: Facebook
Sidney Deal and his daughter, Sayah. Picture: Facebook

When he got there, the brother immediately wrapped his shirt around his hand and offered to punch out the window, authorities said.

But Deal stopped him and claimed he didn't have enough money to fix a broken window, the outlets reported. He instead dispatched his brother to call their mum to have her insurance company send a locksmith.

Deal's girlfriend also told police she called the insurance company for him, but he told her to hang up when he didn't agree with the price quoted for a tow truck, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of child abuse or neglect causing substantial bodily harm, the outlet reported. He is being held on $20,000 bond.

This story first appeared in the New York Post and has been republished with permission

 

Originally published as Girl dies after dad refuses to break window


Communities tackling drought to receive over $1 million

Premium Content Communities tackling drought to receive over $1 million

GRANTS: Chinchilla to share in a $1,454,165 grant, that’s been awarded to regional...

What it takes to get from Charleville to the United Nations

Premium Content What it takes to get from Charleville to the United Nations

HERE is how a young Kamilaroi/Kooma girl from Charleville and Toowoomba became one...

How Olympics could slip through our fingers

Premium Content How Olympics could slip through our fingers

“Our battle-worn state needs the job bonanza that would come."