A Terrytown man was arrested in Harvey for leaving his 3-month-old infant inside a hot car while he shopped in a Best Buy store, authorities said.
Brian Bibbins, 31, went into the Best Buy at 1601 West Bank Expressway about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Responding to a report of a child in a car, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived and removed the child from the car. The infant’s temperature was measured by an EMT at 101 degrees.
Bibbins was arrested when he came out of the appliance and electronics store 40 minutes after he had entered.
About 4 p.m., deputies measured the temperature inside the car at approximately 113 degrees.
Bibbins was booked on a count of cruelty to a juvenile. He will be held in the West Bank lockup for at least five days under Gwen’s Law, a measure passed last year to address domestic violence.
Bibbins is scheduled for a hearing Friday. He has not been appointed a lawyer.
The child was treated and released to the Department of Children and Family Services, which decided to place him with a relative, JPSO spokesman Col. John Fortunato said.