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A father leaves his five-year-old daughter on a college campus alone at 5am

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A Utah father is shown on surveillance footage, dumping his five-year-old daughter off on a college campus, alone with nothing but a blanket in 30-degree temperatures.

CCTV footage from the campus of Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, north of Salt Lake City, early Thursday morning shows the man dropping his little girl outside one of the university buildings around 5am with a blanket. He then left and did not return.

According to the child's mother: '(He) told her to shut up, and lay down and go to sleep.'

It wasn't until 7:30am that morning that the girl was found by campus security.

Police are now waiting to interview the father and determine why he abandoned his child. Police say it may have been drug-related.

He is facing child abandonment or abuse charges, or both.

The girl's mother said she had tried to file a protective against her ex on behalf of her daughter, however it was denied by the courts.


 

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