Los Angeles police arrested Santos Barillasa on Saturday night for allegedly leaving his 2-year-old daughter in his truck while he was drinking inside a strip club in Van Nuys, California (video below).
According to KTLA-TV, Barillas was charged with child endangerment after police found him allegedly drunk inside the truck while his daughter sat in the back seat. A witness reported seeing Barillas passed out and resting on his steering wheel.
"He appeared to have the symptoms of someone who was intoxicated," Sgt. Jason Zabel told the Los Angeles Daily News. "Then they discovered the toddler in the back seat. The child was cold and shivering."
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The temperature had dropped into the 40s that night in the area of the club.
Witnesses at the club told police they saw Barillas in the club without the child, who was subsequently put into her mother’s custody by Child Protective Services.
Barillas was released on Sunday after posting $15,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court in March.