Dad allegedly left his 5-year-old daughter in a parking lot overnight in 39-degree weather

(INSIDE EDITION)- Utah police are investigating the case of a man who reportedly left his 5-year-old daughter in the parking lot of a college in the middle of the night last Sunday.

The video, which was captured by Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College surveillance cameras, shows the man leaving the young girl, dressed in her pajamas, with only some blankets.

It was 39 degrees out.

A college security guard found the girl hours later at 7:30 a.m. police said.

Police said they are not releasing the video because they are investigating the case.

“She was told to stay put,” Lt. Tim Scott told InsideEdition.com. “The campus security located her out on the ground.”

Police said that they have preliminary reports from the little girl’s family that the dad has been exhibiting erratic behavior and may suffer from a drug problem.

Scott said that there was a daycare on the campus near where she was left but she was not registered there and that the father has no affiliation with the school.

The girl’s mother was contacted and her daughter was later released to her.

Her mom told Fox13 that her daughter was traumatized.

 “She said she got scared,” the girl’s mother told the station. “She was yelling, ‘Daddy!’ but no one was there.”

Police said charges will possibly come later after they interview the girl on Monday.

 

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