PASADENA ( KTLA) — A West Covina father was charged today with felony child endangerment after allegedly leaving his 3-year-old son alone for 25 hours in a car. Joe Louie Kurihara, 23, is scheduled to be arraignment after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kurihara is charged with the felony child endangerment count, along with four misdemeanor charges. The misdemeanor counts are two of resisting, obstructing or delaying law enforcement, one of battery upon an officer and one of public intoxication.
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