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Man Arrested For Refusing To Turn On Heat In Apartment

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(Photo by Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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(CBS Charlotte) — A Charlotte man remains behind bars today, after police say he refused to turn on the heat in his apartment where an infant resided.

Earlier this week, when temperatures dipped well below freezing, police responded to a local apartment and found the infant living in cold conditions.

The power to the apartment had not been disconnected, however, the infant’s father, Daniel Lee, refused to turn the heat on to warm the apartment.

It is not clear at this time why officers were dispatched to the apartment.

The infant was transported to a local hospital for observation. He is expected to be okay.

-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte

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