Man faces charges for leaving infant outside early on Christmas morning

Man faces child endangerment charges for leaving 6-month-old daughter outside on Christmas morning

The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Monday that it would prosecute a man accused of leaving his 6-month-old daughter outside early Christmas morning.

Neighbors found Jose Chavarria’s daughter in a stroller outside his Pacoima home about 2:10 a.m., according to a statement from the city attorney’s office.

The infant was crying, uncovered and cold to the touch, prosecutors said.

When officers arrived, they found Chavarria -- who authorities say was drunk -- asleep on a couch inside. The 29-year-old became belligerent and struggled briefly with officers before his arrest, prosecutors said.

His daughter was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Chavarria faces two counts of child endangerment and one count of resisting arrest. If convicted, he could face up to two years in jail. 

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