Child in distress in hot car while father was in bar

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MESA - Rescue crews rushed to a parking lot after receiving a call about a child in a hot car in distress.


Man in bar leaves child in hot car - A man is accused of going into a bar and leaving his child in a hot car.

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It happened at about 10 p.m. on Saturday at the RT O'Sullivan's parking lot in the 6600 block of E. Superstition Springs Boulevard.

Before fire crews arrived on the scene, bar employees were able to get into the car through a window and get the child out.

A man came out of the bar during the rescue and told police he was the child's father. Police say Michael Haynes became irrational and would not follow officers' verbal orders.

Haynes reportedly clenched his fist before he was taken down by officers in front of a large crowd. Haynes continued to disobey officers' orders and was tasered in order for police to take him into custody. He faces child abuse and resisting arrest charges.