Texting can make you drive erratically, and now a Groton father is blaming texting on leaving his child in a boiling hot car for 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon.
Brian Pavao, 33, of Groton, told police he was texting when he pulled into a parking space at a ShopRite in New London Tuesday afternoon, WFSB 3 television reports.
Pavao said he forgot that his six-month-old was in the car and he went inside to shop, WFSB reports.
The baby was inside the 130 degree car for 30 minutes and when police arrived the baby was crying and soaked in sweat. The man was charged with risk of injury. When he was being driven away by police he asked that the windows be rolled down, WFSB reports.
Read WFSB's full report here.