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Dad left baby in the car to visit strip club

The child was rescued by neighbours and workers at the club who could hear cries from the car.

A man is facing up to six years in prison in the US for leaving his nine-month-old baby girl in the car while he went into a strip club.
Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey said the 24-year-old father had been charged with child abuse,
AAP reports that employees at the strip club and neighbouring businesses rescued the baby after hearing her cries, and then called police.
Local news reports said he was in the middle of a lap dance when the club's manager informed him that his child had been found.
The baby appeared disoriented and was taken to a nearby hospital, suffering from mild dehydration, authorities said.
The man has pleaded not guilty in the case.
In other news overnight, a naked woman armed with a knife and pushing a four-year-old boy in a trolley was tasered by police in a bizarre altercation in WA's South West region.
Police say the 43-year-old woman refused repeated requests to put the knife down before she was tasered and taken to Bunbury Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
The child was not injured and is being cared for by family.

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