5-Year-Old Boy Left In Freezing Car Calls OnStar, Father Arrested

| by Emily Smith

A 5-year-old boy called OnStar from inside his father’s chilly car on Wednesday, after being left alone for two hours while his dad went hunting.

Brandon Chamber’s son could no longer tolerate the cold when he activated the car’s OnStar system, a service that connects drivers to representatives in emergency situations, who then alerted local officials.

Deputies found the boy in the area of Flat Rock in Jackson County, Alabama just as Chamber returned from hunting, around 5:30 p.m.

The interior temperature of the car was 31 degrees, according to the car's thermometer and Lt. Rocky Harnen.

Chambers, 29, was arrested and released on $500 bond from Jackson County Jail. He was also charged with endangering a child.

The 5-year-old boy was released into the custody of his stepmother.

Sources:, WJHL