Man jailed after stepson left in car 5 hours

April 9, 2009 4:06:55 AM PDT
A 22-year-old Dallas man is in jail Wednesday after he allegedly left his 3-year-old stepson alone for more than five hours outside a bar while he drank. Police say Bryant Rivera's charged with abandoning and endangering a child. That's after a passer-by called police about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to report a child inside a car parked near a bar near Fair Park. Officers arrived to find the boy alone, strapped in a child seat in the back seat with a bottle of Dr Pepper. A video was playing in the headrest in front of him.

A police report reviewed by The Dallas Morning News said Rivera had been in the bar since 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police returned the child to his mother.

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