HOUSTON -

A 45-year-old Houston area father has been accused of leaving his 7-year-old child alone in a hot car.

Court documents said Teodoro Rafael Jovel went into a store Wednesday, when temperatures reached 95 degrees.  Passersby witnessed his daughter alone in the car and contacted police.

Jovel was arrested on charges of felony child abandonment.  His bond was set at $2,000.

The girl was OK. She was placed in the care of another relative.

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