POSTED: Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:45pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 8:28am
SAN BENITO, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — A father was arrested after leaving his child behind at a local Dollar General store on Saturday, March 30th..
Police were called to the Dollar General store, located on the 400 block of South Sam Houston, around 1 p.m. by store employees about a 4 year-old girl being left inside the store for over 20 minutes.
When police arrived at the scene, Andres Aguilar, the father of the little girl arrived and advised the officers that his daughter probably exited the car before he left the store. Police reviewed the store surveillance video, which corroborated the employees story, and arrested Aguilar with child abandonment and endangerment with intent to return.
Aguilar was booked and issued a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and Child Protective Services was notified and the daughter was released to a family member.