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DENVER, Co. (9NEWS) - Police in Denver, Colorado have arrested a father who left his 1-year-old baby alone in a car that was towed with the child inside.

Police say Thomas Benton was dropping a friend off at his grandmother's home when he went inside and left the baby asleep in the car. When Benton came back outside, after what he told officers was 10 minutes, the car was gone.

Benton's car was parked illegally in a visitor-parking area, and police later learned it was towed. Officers tracked the car to a private tow yard and found the 1-year-old child. The baby was returned to the home of Benton's grandmother.

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