Police have identified the New Jersey laundromat where a father put his toddler inside an industrial dryer which locked and turned on automatically.
The May 11 incident occurred at a Camden, NJ laundromat, and the entire shocking episode was caught on surveillance cameras. The video was uploaded to YouTube where it garnered millions of hits.
Authorities are asking the public to assist them in finding the man and the child’s mother who stood by and watched as he placed the toddler inside the machine.
Police say there appears to be no criminal intent, but they notified child protective services of the case.
The video shows the child, about age 2, peering inside a washer as his parents load clothes into another washer nearby.
The man picked up the boy and placed him inside the machine. He then closed the door, then watched in horror as the door locked and the machine turned on automatically.
The parents, who appear to be foreign, are seen tugging at the door frantically as the child spins inside the machine.