Man confesses to police he 'deliberately' left his baby in hot car for 5 hours, per report

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A man in Ohio has reportedly revealed that he intentionally left his baby in a hot car.

NBC News reported that Landon Parrott, 19, allegedly brought his unresponsive one-year-old son, Kyler, into Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on September 1. Shortly thereafter, he gave police officials inconsistent information surrounding what led up to the child's condition.

Initially, Parrott had told police that he'd left Kyler in the car while he went inside to use the bathroom - despite the weather outside being incredibly warm, per New Philadelphia Police Officer, Captain Ty Norris, via FOX8.

New Philadelphia is located approximately 80 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio.

New Philadelphia Police Chief, Michael Goodwin, said in a Facebook post that: "During the initial investigation the detectives found inconsistent information being given by the father," per ABC News.

Eventually, Parrott was "confronted" about his shady story, which Goodwin says prompted the deceased child's father to reveal the truth - that he had left his son in the car deliberately.

"The child passed away after being left in the car unattended for approximately five hours, with an outside temperature of 87 degrees," Goodwin stated.

"During the interview it appears that this was not a matter of forgetting the child, but was a deliberate act so as the child would not be a disturbance while in the house," the police chief added.

According to the investigators who conducted the interview, Parrott was well aware of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car on a hot day.

The Daily Mail reported that investigators retrieved surveillance footage that showed Parrott leaving his apartment with the child at 8:30 AM and not being seen again until 1:50 PM.

Little Kyler's obituary said he was a "momma's boy" who will always be remembered for "his sweet disposition and gentle way with animals, even at such a young age, and for his enthusiasm for his best friend Mickey Mouse."

Kyler's mom, Vanessa, and father married in 2021 shortly before Kyler's birth. The obituary states that the one-year-old will be missed by his family, though it includes no mention of Kyler's father.

A friend of Kyler's mom started a GoFundMe page to cover funeral costs and ongoing expenses for the family, with a goal of $5,000.

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Caption: GoFundMe.com

The description states: Hi, my name is Brandi and I made this GoFundMe for my friend Vanessa. Her baby boy Kyler was taken away from her by his father, Sept 1, 2022. He was only 14 months old."

"He was the sweetest little boy ever! He did NOT deserve to leave us all so soon! I made this to help with funeral costs and anything else she may need as a grieving momma! Please, if you can, anything will help [sic]!" it continued.

Featured image credit: Jürgen Fälchle / Alamy

Man confesses to police he 'deliberately' left his baby in hot car for 5 hours, per report

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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A man in Ohio has reportedly revealed that he intentionally left his baby in a hot car.

NBC News reported that Landon Parrott, 19, allegedly brought his unresponsive one-year-old son, Kyler, into Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on September 1. Shortly thereafter, he gave police officials inconsistent information surrounding what led up to the child's condition.

Initially, Parrott had told police that he'd left Kyler in the car while he went inside to use the bathroom - despite the weather outside being incredibly warm, per New Philadelphia Police Officer, Captain Ty Norris, via FOX8.

New Philadelphia is located approximately 80 miles south of Cleveland, Ohio.

New Philadelphia Police Chief, Michael Goodwin, said in a Facebook post that: "During the initial investigation the detectives found inconsistent information being given by the father," per ABC News.

Eventually, Parrott was "confronted" about his shady story, which Goodwin says prompted the deceased child's father to reveal the truth - that he had left his son in the car deliberately.

"The child passed away after being left in the car unattended for approximately five hours, with an outside temperature of 87 degrees," Goodwin stated.

"During the interview it appears that this was not a matter of forgetting the child, but was a deliberate act so as the child would not be a disturbance while in the house," the police chief added.

According to the investigators who conducted the interview, Parrott was well aware of the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car on a hot day.

The Daily Mail reported that investigators retrieved surveillance footage that showed Parrott leaving his apartment with the child at 8:30 AM and not being seen again until 1:50 PM.

Little Kyler's obituary said he was a "momma's boy" who will always be remembered for "his sweet disposition and gentle way with animals, even at such a young age, and for his enthusiasm for his best friend Mickey Mouse."

Kyler's mom, Vanessa, and father married in 2021 shortly before Kyler's birth. The obituary states that the one-year-old will be missed by his family, though it includes no mention of Kyler's father.

A friend of Kyler's mom started a GoFundMe page to cover funeral costs and ongoing expenses for the family, with a goal of $5,000.

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Caption: GoFundMe.com

The description states: Hi, my name is Brandi and I made this GoFundMe for my friend Vanessa. Her baby boy Kyler was taken away from her by his father, Sept 1, 2022. He was only 14 months old."

"He was the sweetest little boy ever! He did NOT deserve to leave us all so soon! I made this to help with funeral costs and anything else she may need as a grieving momma! Please, if you can, anything will help [sic]!" it continued.

Featured image credit: Jürgen Fälchle / Alamy