FORT MYERS, Fla. - A little girl is home safe with her mother after Police say they had to rescue the infant from a hot car Friday night.
Police say the person who was watching the four-month-old, 21-year old Andrew Sosa, left the girl locked in his Kia Optima car for three hours while he went inside the Lookers strip club on Fowler Street.
"Mouth fell to the floor. My mom told me about it and I said, 'You gotta be kidding me,'" said family member, Cory Peterson.
A bystander flagged down an officer who smashed a window to get the child out. The girl was covered in sweat and vomit and was taken to the hospital to be treated for dehydration.
"She's fine, she healthy, She bounced back and she's great. She's my youngest niece so she is precious to me," Peterson said.
Wink News spoke exclusively to the infant's uncle who says Sosa is the baby's father. He is shocked by the whole situation and added the backlash over the story has left his family shaken.
"There's things that people are saying on social media sites that aren't at all accurate," he insisted.
Peterson says Sosa's decision to keep the little girl in the parking lot was a serious error in judgement and completely out of character.
"He's a great father, He watches his daughter day in and day out. takes care of her," peterson said.
Sosa made his first appearance in court Saturday morning. The judge set his bond at $100,000 and ordered Sosa to stay away from the baby girl.