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Man Arrested In Burbank After Leaving Baby In 115-Degree Car

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38-year-old Glendale resident Edik Magardomyan was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment on Thursday at the Costco in Burbank after allegedly leaving his 14-month-old daughter inside a "sweltering 115-degree car" as he went inside to fill a prescription for eyeglasses, reports The Burbank-Leader.

The baby, locked inside the car for at least 15 minutes on a record-breaking hot day, was checked by paramedics and determined to be OK . Police, who arrived to find the vehicle parked in the sun with the windows slightly rolled down, said a concerned shopper notified authorities after spotting "the baby sleeping and sweating inside the car and noticed that no parents were around."

A Good Samaritan with petite arms offered to help police and was able to slip her arm inside the cabin to unlock the door... Police removed the baby from the scorching car and poured cold water on her head to keep her cool...Officials used a heat sensor to measure the car’s temperature at 115 degrees...

Magardomyan exited the store about 10 minutes later. The baby was taken to the Police Department and officers will determine if she will be released to her mother or the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, reports the 818 NOW.