Video: Mom Leaves Baby In Sweltering Car, Goes Shopping
Temperatures reached an estimated 140 degrees inside the vehicle
A 25-year-old mother was taken into police custody after authorities found her 4-month-old baby alone in a sweltering car.
According to ABC News, the mother pulled up to a Toda Moda clothing store, rolled up the windows and casually went inside to do some shopping. Meanwhile, the baby girl sat in the vehicle as temperatures inside rose to 140 degrees.
Fortunately, a mall employee saw the baby and called authorities. An officer quickly arrived on scene and helped yank the window down and pull the baby out. The baby was motionless and the rescuers thought they may have lost her. The officer tried reviving child for several minutes.
When the mother finally came out of the clothing store, she found her baby near death and police officers all over the scene. According to a witness at the scene, the mother did not start crying until she was put in handcuffs.
The baby was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
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