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Dad arrested after tow truck tows away his car with his kids inside

By Mason White 3:33 AM July 30, 2013
Victor Ruiz 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with child neglect related charges after a tow truck towed away his car while his kids were inside, according to police reports in Texas.

Houston Police said that Victor Ruiz parked his car in a parking lot outside his apartment complex on Thursday and left his two daughters in the car while he took his food bags inside.

While inside, a tow truck driver noticed the car parked illegally and towed it away, without noticing that Ruiz’s daughters were still sitting in the back seat.

According to court documents, the tow truck driver, whose name has not been revealed, made ​​the discovery after driving two miles. However, a neighbor of Ruiz, Sade Jones, said she and other neighbors tried to stop the driver when the car was hooked up.

“When he stopped at the apartment, he quickly hooked his thing to the car,” Jones said. “I’m like, ‘Wait! There are kids in the car.’ I snapped this picture and he sped off with the car,” Jones also said.

Ruiz was charged with two counts of neglect of a child, because the children have been left unattended.
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