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cali

(114,904 posts)
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 10:12 AM Jun 2016

Texas man tries in vain to save his infant left in hot car by placing her in refrigerator

When Michael Thedford arrived at the day care Tuesday morning to drop off his three children, he found that the youngest, his 6-month old daughter, was a little ill and running a fever. So he dropped off the 5-year-old and the 3-year-old and headed back home in his van with the infant, Fern.

When he reached his house in Melissa, Tex., though, he decided he needed a nap. In his haste to get inside, he forgot Fern in the van while he slept for about four hours, according to the arrest warrant obtained by WFAA.

The temperature in Melissa soared to 95 degrees that day.

At 1 p.m., Michael woke up and realized his daughter was in the car. Panicking, he ran to the front yard, according to the warrant. When he reached the van and flung open the door, he found his daughter “stiff” as a board and “hot as a brick.”

She was unresponsive as he carried her little body into the house.

Apparently in an attempt to cool her down, Michael then did the unthinkable: He placed his daughter in the refrigerator, among the Thedfords’ groceries, and left her there for “an undetermined length of time,” authorities said.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/23/texas-man-tries-in-vain-to-save-infant-left-in-hot-car-by-placing-her-in-refrigerator/

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Texas man tries in vain to save his infant left in hot car by placing her in refrigerator (Original Post) cali Jun 2016 OP
Sad situation all around... tallahasseedem Jun 2016 #1
I don't either, but then I have only one kid cali Jun 2016 #2
Heartbreaking. Brickbat Jun 2016 #3
 

cali

(114,904 posts)
2. I don't either, but then I have only one kid
Thu Jun 23, 2016, 10:23 AM
Jun 2016

But after finding his daughter in such a condition, his response seems... odd. I guess he panicked but putting her in the fridge???

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