Police: California Father Left Baby in Car While at Bar

A Marin County man has been arrested on suspicion of leaving his baby inside his car while he was in a bar.

The Marin Independent Journal reports that 47-year-old Sergei Andrey Tchelakov was arrested Monday and booked into jail on suspicion of child cruelty. Bail was set at $50,000.

Fairfax police Chief Christopher Morin says witnesses reported the 1-year-old boy was strapped into a car seat with the windows up around 1:40 p.m. near a Fairfax brewery. It was almost 80 degrees and the child.

The newspaper says when witnesses confronted the father, he went to the car, rolled the windows down partially and went back inside. That's when witnesses contacted police.

Morin says the baby did not require hospitalization and was picked up by his mother.