Pierce County sheriff's deputies arrested a 25-year-old man after, they say, he put his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer.
They believe she was in there for about an hour.
The man's girlfriend called 911 after she saw her boyfriend take the baby out of the freezer at their Roy area home.
The man told detectives he put the infant in there to stop her from crying.
Doctors expect the baby to recover.