Southington man left 2 young girls in hot car: police

Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:16


SOUTHINGTON - A local man is facing charges after police say he left two children in a car on a hot day.

Police said Wednesday that Karl Luberda, 38, left a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old in a vehicle that was not running, with its windows up last Wednesday, at about 2:20 p.m., when it was 84 degrees. The doors were locked.

The girls were allegedly left for about 20 minutes while Luberda, a real estate agent, was showing a home in the Spring Lake Village complex.

Police were called after a witness reported seeing the two children. The witness told police Luberda came back to his car about a minute before officers arrived.

Police said the children did not appear to need medical attention. They were picked up by their mother.

Luberda faces two counts of risk of injury to a minor and two counts of leaving a child under 12 unsupervised. He is free on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Sept. 4.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:16. Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:19.