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A Las Vegas man whose daughter was found dead inside his hot car was released on bond Thursday.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 6, after he refused to let his brother and a police officer break a window in his vehicle to rescue his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal.

Deal, who had sole custody of Sayah, took the toddler to visit his girlfriend, who is the mother of two of his children.

The two argued and Deal left the apartment with his daughter. He later told police he placed Sayah in her carseat and returned to his girlfriend's apartment to ask her to call his mother.

His girlfriend said he told her he locked his keys in the car which was running with the AC on.

Deal's girlfriend said she refused to open her door to let him in, but she agreed to call his mother for car insurance information. Her call log showed she was on the phone for 23 minutes.

Deal's insurance did not have roadside assistance and he would have to pay for a locksmith, according to KTNV.

Deal's brother, Samid, told police he received a call from Deal telling him he "accidentally locked" his daughter inside the car.

When Samid arrived at the scene, he removed his shirt and wrapped it around his hand to break the window out, but his brother stopped him. Deal told Samid he didn't have the money to repair a broken window.

The brothers flagged down a police car in the neighborhood and the three men waited for a tow truck to arrive.

When the little girl laid down on the floorboard of the car, Deal told the officer that she was asleep.

After several minutes, the officer decided to break out the back window and pulled Sayah's limp body out of the car.

Patrol officers began CPR but Sayah was pronounced dead.

Deal was arrested because Las Vegas police felt he knew his daughter was inside the hot car for an extended period of time and he did not allow his bother and the officer to break a window.

Deal was booked on one charge of child neglect resulting in substantial bodily harm.

According to court records, Deal posted $20,000 bond on Thursday morning and was released from the Clark County Detention Center.

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The wife of a Miami police officer died of cardiac arrest after she became trapped in the backseat of her husband's police SUV.

Clara Paulino, 56, died in a freak accident after she became trapped in the cage of the backseat of the patrol unit that is equipped to prevent escape.

Paulino died sometime after 1 p.m. on Friday in the backseat of the patrol unit. Her husband, Aristides Paulino, a Miami Shores cop, had completed his night shift and went straight to bed that morning.

Sometime before noon, Mrs. Paulino climbed into the back seat of the marked police Ford Explorer SUV "in search of something," then could not escape the backseat cage area.

The couple's son found her body around 5:30 p.m. -- about four and a half-hours after she got trapped, according to

Her fingerprints were found all over the inside of the SUV. "Clearly, she was panicked and trying to get out," a police source told the Miami Herald. The temperature peaked at 90 degrees on Friday.

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The cage prevented her from reaching over the backseat to honk the horn, said the source. Additionally, there were bars on the back windows and the windows were coated in blackout tint, making it impossible for anyone to see her.

Members of a Facebook police wives support group suggested she was probably searching for evidence of her husband's infidelity, i.e. dried semen on the backseat.

The Aristides were married for 28 years, according to

The police source told the Herald Paulino had a history of medical problems that may have contributed to her death inside the hot SUV.

Crystal Franklin Georgia Gwinnett College police have arrested a mother who allegedly locked her child in a hot car that was parked in 'direct sunlight."

Channel 2 Action news reports an arrest warrant was issued for Crystal Franklin, 28, who allegedly locked her 6-year-old child in a sweltering car on the campus in Lawrenceville, GA on Friday.

The arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2 Action News states, "child might reasonably be expected to be injured, as follows: hyperthermia due to locking child in vehicle with outside air temperature of 90 degrees in direct sunlight."

No status was given on the child's condition. Lawrenceville, GA is located about 33 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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