October 22, 2020

Family, Neighbors of Man Accused of Not Letting Cops Break Window to Free Daughter from Hot Car Speak Out

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The mother of a Las Vegas man who was charged in the death of his 1-year-old daughter — who died in a locked Nissan Altima on Monday night — has spoken out to say her son was not negligent.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with child abuse, neglect, or endangerment resulting in substantial bodily harm after accidentally locking his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal, inside his hot car. He then allegedly refused to break the windows to free her, apparently not wanting to damage the car and believing she was in air-conditioning.

“He asked the officers to help him,” Sidney Deal’s mother Artavia Wilson told KLAS. “My son was not negligent. The way he handled it was not that he cared more about the car. He thought his daughter was in air [conditioning].”

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Toddler Dies in Hot Car After Father Allegedly Refuses to Let Police Break Window

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

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Toddler Dies in Hot Car After Father Allegedly Refuses Police’s Offer to Break Windows

Sidney Deal

A 1-year-old girl in Las Vegas is dead after she was accidentally locked inside of a hot car and her father refused to break open the windows, according to authorities.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Monday after rebuffing help from both his brother and the police to smash open the windows and rescue his dying daughter Sayah, claiming that he couldn’t afford to pay for any damages to his new car, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Officers were called to the scene at around 3:30 p.m. and offered to break the windows, call a tow truck or get a locksmith for Deal, who had left his keys inside the car, according to the outlet, citing an arrest report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

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Authorities said Deal declined and

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1-year-old dies in hot car after dad won’t break window

When Sidney Deal found his 1-year-old daughter locked inside his new car Monday afternoon, he asked his girlfriend to call his insurance company about sending a locksmith, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

But after 20 minutes of haggling over the cost, Deal told her to hang up and went outside to flag down a passing police officer at 3:30 p.m., according to the publication.

The officer offered to break a window or call a tow truck, but Deal instead asked him to call his brother, KMOV reported. When his brother arrived, Deal asked him to call their mother to summon a locksmith using her insurance.

His brother wrapped his T-shirt around his fist and prepared to break a window on the Nissan Altima, but Deal stopped him and said he could not afford to replace it, KLAS reported.

Deal eventually permitted the officer to break a window on the car,

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Mourners mark death of girl pulled from hot car in Las Vegas

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