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Cops: Dad Slept on Sidewalk, Left Daughter in Road

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    Cops: Dad Slept on Sidewalk, Left Daughter in Road
    West Haven Police
    Police said Harry Apuzzo fell asleep on a sidewalk and left his daughter in a stroller in the road.

    A 52-year-old father from Milford was arrested after falling asleep on a sidewalk and leaving his daughter in a stroller in the road, according to police.

    West Haven police responded to the area of 764 Campbell Avenue around 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday after several people reported that a man was sleeping on the curb and a small child was in a stroller in the road, against the curb.

    When police arrived, they saw Harry Apuzzo, 52, of Milford, who said the 4-year-old child is his daughter and they had been at the beach all day.

    Apuzzo smelled of liquor, according to police, and several witnesses reported seeing him stumble several times while pushing the stroller, then falling asleep on the curb.

    Police also found containers of alcohol in Apuzzo's possession, according to a news release.

    The child was transported to an area hospital to be evaluated and treated for possible dehydration and police reached out to a family member to care for the child.

    Apuzzo was arrested and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a child.