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Police: 3-year-old girl rescued from inside 120° hot car; father charged

Christopher Leis (Photo Courtesy: Ada County Sheriff's Office)

A Boise man is charged with felony injury to a child, accused of leaving his three-year-old daughter in a hot car Thursday afternoon, police say.

Officers tell CBS 2 News that someone saw the little girl in the car just before 5:00 p.m., and called police after they were unable to find the child's parents.

Boise firefighters determined the child was in distress, and broke a window to get her out. She was treated by Ada County Paramedics for heat related distress.

Investigators believe the girl was inside the car for about 15 minutes. Using a thermal imaging sensor, firefighters determined the temperature inside of the vehicle was more than 120 degrees.

The child's father, Christopher Leis, was inside of a business when this happened, police say. He was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail, and now is being charged with felony injury to a child.

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