A Parma man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly left his infant son alone in a pickup truck outside a Caldwell bar as he drank and played pool inside, according to court documents.
Matthew T. Jaggi was arrested early Sunday and charged with felony injury to a child.
According to a police report, a security guard at the Blue Eye Club, 4922 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell, called in a complaint just after midnight Sunday of a child left in a truck outside the bar.
When officers removed the baby from his car seat, "the child was hot, sweaty and covered in urine," according to the report. The car seat was also covered in urine.
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The reporting officer said Jaggi, the registered owner of the truck the child was found in, seemed "surprised" to learn of the child's condition. Police described Jaggi as visibly intoxicated, saying he had glassy eyes, was slurring his speech and had trouble standing upright and talking to officers as well as staying awake when seated.
Jaggi admitted to officers that both the pickup truck and the child were his. He reporteldy told police he had only been in the bar for an hour and consumed "a drink." The security guard who called police said Jaggi arrived at the bar around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.
A woman at the bar told police she had been shooting pool with Jaggi when he told her that his child was outside in his car.
Paramedics examined the infant at the scene, and he was later taken to West Valley Medical Center for further checkup, police said. It wasn't immediately clear from the police report whether the child suffered any further injuries.
Police said they tried multiple times to contact the child's mother but were not able to get in touch with her. The baby was placed into state Health and Welfare custody.
Jaggi is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on June 13.
This case comes on the heels of another Caldwell incident in which a 5-month-old baby girl died after being left in a hot car by her caregiver.