Dad left his five-year-old son in the car on a hot day so he could play the pokies.
The 32-year-old, Sydney man, parked his car in the loading zone outside the Guildford Hotel on a 40-degree day last month, reports 9 news.
For one hour, the dad left his young son inside the vehicle with the air conditioning on while he played on gaming machines.
A parking inspector who booked the vehicle alerted police to the boy inside the car.
The father made full admissions to officers and said he only did it because the child was not allowed inside the hotel.
He was also driving while his licence was cancelled, and will be sentenced next month.
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