Mall security called Beachwood police when they discovered a young girl in a car at about 4:36 p.m. on April 18.
Based on the temperature of the car, police said they decided to get the 2-year-old out of the vehicle. Since it was a sunny day and the child felt warm, EMS responded, but the child was alright.
The child’s father, 22-year-old Curtis Thomas, of Twinsburg, came out of the mall while police were still on scene, Beachwood police. He was arrested for child endangerment.
The girl was turned over to her grandfather. According to police, they believed she was left alone in the car for about 27 minutes.
Thomas will be arraigned in Shaker Heights Municipal Court on May 15. His bond was set at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed, and he was released