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Lubbock man charged with abandoning child

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Brian Melcher (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office) Brian Melcher (Provided by Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police have charged a man with intentionally abandoning a child. 37-year-old Brian Melcher is accused of locking a 4-year-old boy out of his house.

The boy is the son of his girlfriend, who is currently behind bars. Melcher had custody of the child.

According to court documents, a neighbor saw the little boy walking down the road and crying. She tried to take the child back to the house, but Melcher wouldn't let him back in.

When police showed up, Melcher told them there were "people inside videotaping him."

Police found no one inside.

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