Zarpa.gr — Passers by in Minoos Street in the centre of Chania on Wednesday called the police to report a young child locked in a rented car in full sun. A police locksmith opened the door of the car and the child was safely removed from the car. The young parents of the 3 year old, visiting the island from France, were arrested when the returned to the car 30 minutes later and led before the public prosecutor to answer charges of endangering the life of their daughter.
The couple claimed that the car central locking system malfunctioned and that the locks came on before the got the child out of the car and that being unable to unlock it they went to get help.
The prosecutor accepted their defence and they were released with a caution.