Photo: LATINO BLOTTER: Father Leaves 2-Yr-Old Daughter in Truck While in Bikini Bar
“Father of the Year” he is not.
At around midnight Saturday, police received a call from someone who had spotted a young child locked in pickup truck alone outside of bikini bar in Van Nuys.
When officers arrived they found Santos Omar Barillas passed out behind the wheel of the truck and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. In the small backseat was his 2-year-old daughter. The little girl was described as “cold and shivering.”
Officers spoke to patrons of the 7557 Club who said the 24-year-old father had been inside the club without a child.
Barillas was arrested on suspicion of willful harm to a child and posted $15,000 bail on Sunday. The child was initially placed with child protective services before being released to her mother.