Published: Aug 06, 2010 8:18 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 06, 2010 5:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa police say two children apparently suffered carbon monoxide poisoning after their father left them in a running vehicle while he ran errands.

Police say that a passerby noticed them when the 5-year-old boy had blue lips, and both he and his 8-year-old sister appeared groggy. The passerby broke the back window and pulled them out. The children became alert in the fresh air.

Authorities say the children had symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Authorities say 31-year-old Desmond Nieto was arrested Thursday evening and charged with child neglect. Nieto's bail was set at $7,500.

It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.