Man and his much younger girlfriend arrested for locking his son in a car during dinner date

Aric Keck, 51, has been arrested for leaving his 6-year-old son in a car for an extended period of time on July 18. The Alpharetta, Georgia father locked his son in the car so that he and his much younger girlfriend, 26-year-old Jacqueline Tabb, could enjoy a romantic dinner date.

Keck and Tabb were charged with reckless conduct for abandoning the young boy for 45 minutes. While the evening was meant to be shared by all three parties at Kona Grill, the couple locked the boy in the car when he complained about being tired at 9:30 PM.

After locking the boy in the car, the couple returned to the restaurant to continue their dinner date. The police got involved after the crying boy called his mother who then reported the couple.

By the time Keck and his girlfriend returned to the car at 10:15 PM, the boy was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. When put on the phone with the dispatcher, Keck claimed that he only left his son alone to use the bathroom.

However, Alpharetta Police later released CCTV footage of Tabb walking the boy away from the restaurant at 9:32 PM. She then returned without the boy a few minutes later.

On August 10, Keck and Tabb turned themselves in and were arrested.

Watch this video to see the dangers of leaving a child in the car for an extended period of time:

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