Father arrested after baby left in car in downtown Atlanta

- A man has been arrested after police said he left his baby unattended in a car in downtown Atlanta. 

Atlanta police told FOX 5 the child was left in the locked vehicle for about 45 minutes while the father, identified as Jaccaro Santanio Barnes, went to a restaurant at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue at Auburn Avenue. 

Barnes was arrested on a child cruelty charge.

The baby was checked out by paramedics and was then given to the mother. Police said the child is fine. 

The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will now make sure the baby is being properly cared for, according to police. 

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