A 25-year-old man has been arrested after his girlfriend said he put their baby in a freezer to stop it from crying, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said a 22-year-old woman called authorities about 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon to say she returned to her home after being away only to find her boyfriend removing their 6-week-old daughter from the freezer.
The incident took place in the 7600 block of 320th Street South.
Troyer said the baby’s father told deputies he couldn’t get the child to stop crying so he put her in the freezer for about an hour.
When medics arrived, the child was lethargic and unresponsive and the little girl’s body temperture had dropped to about 84 degrees.
She was taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
The father was arrested and jailed for attempted murder.