A child was found alone inside of a car this morning near the intersection of Auburn and Piedmont Avenues.

According to police, the boy's father, Jaccaro Santanio Barnes, was found at a nearby restaurant where he was eating.

The boy was found inside a Jeep in a nearly empty parking lot.

EMTs checked him out at the scene before officers took him away. His mother was notified.

Police did not say how long the child was in the car. Barnes was arrested.

Late Thursday night and Friday morning the temperatures were in the high 60s and low 70s.

11Alive Meterologist Chesley McNeil said cars work like a greenhouse, the heat from the sun doesn't escape when the windows are rolled up or cracked.

When it's just 70 degrees outside, it takes just 10 minutes for a car to reach 90 degrees. A half hour later, the car can reach 104 degrees.

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