Father throws 10-year-old daughter out of car in hot desert with no shoes or water

Christopher Charles Watson
Christopher Charles Watson
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A good Samaritan called police after finding a young girl without shoes alone in a hot desert.

The father in Arizona, admitted to police that he left his 10-year-old daughter in the desert without shoes or water after he lost patience with the child following an argument.

The girl told police that her father beat her and then forced her to get out of the vehicle. The girl said that she had been walking for about 30 minutes before finding a woman who was walking her dog.

The good Samaritan called the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for help. They arrested the girl's father, 28-year-old Christopher Charles Watson.

Watson was charged with child abuse for leaving his daughter without shoes and water in 91-degree heat.

Watson told police that he dropped his daughter off in the desert in order for her to calm down, and he returned 15 minutes later, but he did not find her.

The 10-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother were taken into the custody of the Department of Child Safety.