PD: Dad falls asleep with child at Mesa pool

Posted at 12:14 PM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 15:14:48-04

A father faces charges of child abuse in connection to allegedly passing out by the pool while watching his child in Mesa on Saturday, according to the Mesa Police Department.

The father, Nayshon Bendle, and his brother were reported to have been drinking by the pool near Country Club Drive and Brown Road while watching over Bendle’s child.

When officers arrived to the scene, Bendle would not wake up and the child was dehydrated and had an elevated heart rate. Police took the child to Child Protective Services.

Police were not able to contact the child's mother.

Bendle was arrested once he woke up and is facing one count of child abuse. He admitted to drinking three beers before sitting with his brother and passing out.