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Baby found in locked car, covered in sweat

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David Seimon David Seimon
MESA, Ariz. -

A man was arrested after Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies found his baby daughter crying and sweating inside his locked pickup truck.

Deputies were dispatched to the area near 65th Street and University Drive after hearing about a baby inside a vehicle in a parking lot around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.  When they arrived at the scene 10 minutes later, they found the 5-month-old girl inside.  The truck wasn't running and the windows were rolled up.

While the deputies waited for fire department crews to arrive with tools to open the truck, the girl's father, 28-year-old David Seimon, left one of the apartments nearby and unlocked it. Deputies said the girl was "soaked in sweat and crying."

Deputies questioned Seimon, who said he was only going inside his friend's home for five minutes to get a drink and thought she would be okay.  His 2-year-old son was already inside the apartment.  According to court paperwork, Seimon didn't forget his daughter -- she was sleeping and he didn't want to wake her.  Seimon added that he was keeping an eye on her through a window.

Even though the girl's car seat could be removed from a vehicle with a child in it, Seimon told the deputies he only brought his son into the apartment because "he would get into things in the vehicle."

Deputies said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the apartment he Seimon was in.

Authorities say Seimon's wife advised them that he smokes marijuana daily and she didn't like it.  In the MCSO report, she was not at home during the offense, but was called to the scene to pick up the children.

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