GRANBY — A California man was charged Wednesday with leaving his 3-year-old son unattended in a car outside a Granby smoke shop.
Joseph Davis, 30, of Blythe, Calif., was charged with leaving a child unsupervised in a vehicle. The boy was turned over to Davis' father, who lives in Granby, while Davis was processed at police headquarters. He was released after posting $500 cash bail and is to be arraigned Friday in Superior Court in Enfield.
Police were dispatched to 518 Salmon Brook Road at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday after a witness reported seeing the child in the car alone.
The car was running and the air conditioner was on, police said. The boy was checked by medics and was found to be OK.
Davis told police he went into Smoker's Discount World to buy a pack of cigarettes and the clerk began to talk to him.
He acknowledged to police he'd left his son in the car and said the boy was alone about 10 minutes.
Police also notified the state Department of Children and Families.