FAIRBANKS -- A man is facing a felony charge after allegedly leaving a severely disabled man in a hot car.
University of Alaska Fairbanks police say they received reports on June 19 that a man in an SUV parked on campus was yelling and screaming inside a locked vehicle.
According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, investigator Steven Goetz says officers used an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature inside the vehicle at 98 degrees.
Police were able to get the disabled man out of the vehicle and say he was not injured.
The victim's caretaker, Donald J. Derosier, told police that he left the man in the vehicle while he went to get a haircut. He is charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable adult.