Man arrested for leaving baby in hot car

Baby left in hot car

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Another parent has been arrested for leaving their child in a hot car. At about 7 p.m. Monday, someone saw the 18-month-old locked inside an SUV in a parking lot on Isleta Road. They broke out the window and rescued the child.

Deputies said the child was hot to the touch and may have been in the car for as long as 20 minutes. It was 94 degrees outside at the time.

They said when the father, 36-year-old Joshua Grothaus, returned he told them he was picking up is wife from work and was in a hurry.

He was arrested for child abuse.

The baby was taken to the hospital to be checked out but is expected to be okay. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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