Girl, 3, left in freezing car at Costco parking lot: Cops

(QMI Agency File Photo)

(QMI Agency File Photo)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:07 PM ET

TORONTO — A Toronto man, 39, faces a child abandonment charge after his three-year-old daughter was found alone in a car parked at a Markham, Ont., Costco in frigid temperatures.

A passerby found the little girl in the locked car without heat around 7 p.m. and called police.

At the time, the temperature was about -15 C with the wind chill making it feel like -26 C, police said.

The toddler was checked out by paramedics and didn't appear to have any injuries.

"It is imperative that parents and animal owners understand the consequences of leaving children and pets unattended inside vehicles during extreme weather conditions," York Regional Police Const. Laura Nicolle said.


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