A personal trainer who allegedly left his infant daughter inside a running car outside a California 24 Hour Fitness gym was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, according to multiple media reports.
The father, Solomon Allen, allegedly left his daughter inside the car on April 29 while he went inside the North Hollywood 24 Hour Fitness location for at least an hour to meet a client, according to an ABC7 report. Allen is not employed by 24 Hour Fitness, according to a statement from 24 Hour Fitness issued to Club Industry on Monday. He was released on $100,000 bail, according to a report from The Associated Press.
"We are aware of the incident Friday morning involving an infant left in a vehicle in the parking lot adjacent to the 24 Hour Fitness club in North Hollywood," 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, California, said in the statement to Club Industry. "We were pleased to learn that due to the quick thinking of an individual in the vicinity, the child was rescued from the vehicle unharmed."
Officers responded to the parking garage on Lankershim Boulevard to find that bystanders had removed the girl from the unlocked vehicle, according to a KTLA report.
"It's extremely careless and it's very selfish to leave an infant that's eight months old in a car with the motor running, unlocked in a parking structure at a public business," Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Stephen Carmona told ABC7.
The baby was taken to a local hospital as a precaution before she was released to her mother.
Allen lists himself as the CEO of FitFiend Activewear, according to Inside Edition.