A toddler named Sayah Deal died in Las Vegas on Monday after she was left in a car and her father reportedly refused to allow anyone to break a window to get her out.
People reported that 27-year-old Sidney Deal was arrested following the incident. Both Deal’s brother and law enforcement tried to smash the car’s windows to save the 1-year-old girl, but Deal refused.
“He immediately took his shirt off, wrapped it around his knuckles and was ready to punch the window,” according to the police report. “Sidney stopped him and said he wanted to wait for a tow truck. Sidney insisted he not damage his new vehicle, stating he had just bought the car and did not have the money to repair a broken window.”
The police eventually broke the window despite Deal being adamant about wanting to protect his vehicle. They discovered the infant was not breathing