Christopher Charles Watson, from Kingman, Arizona, a 28-year-old father, was arrested this week for child abuse and endangerment.
Watson is accused of leaving his 10-year-old daughter in the desert after the two got into a fight. A neighbor found a little girl wandering barefoot in temperatures of 91 degrees.
The child reported that her father had hit her over the head, and even bitten her, before opening the car door and throwing her out while they were driving.
The Daily Mail reports:
A woman reportedly called deputies early Saturday morning when she found a girl crying and walking by herself on the hot asphalt with no shoes.
It was 91 degrees fahrenheit when she was found.
Watson and his daughter got into a fight before the 28-year-old decided to take the girl out for a car ride to calm her down, according to authorities.
The girl added that her father bit her and hit her head while reaching for the door handle and her father just sped away, according to reports from KPNX.
Complaining of a headache and that her neck was hurting, the child was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and then released.
The girl was then taken into the custody of the Department of Child Safety.
Police would then go to Watson’s home to arrest the man, who they said reeked of alcohol and was sleeping.
Watson’s other child, a 9-year-old son was also taken away from him.