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DENVER - A 1-year-old boy left alone inside their father's car was taken away when it was towed.

According to Denver Police, 36-year-old Thomas Benton parked his car in the 1400 block of Corona Street in Denver on Saturday.

Police say Benton was dropping a friend off at his grandmother's home when he went inside and left the baby asleep in the car. When Benton came back outside, after what he told officers was 10 minutes, the car was gone.

Benton's car was parked illegally in a visitor-parking area, and police later learned it was towed. Officers tracked the car to a private tow yard and found the 1-year-old child. The baby was returned to the home of Benton's grandmother.

Benton was charged with "wrongs to minors." Also, he was wanted on a warrant out of Jefferson County.

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