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Mom arrested after kid found in hot car

September 5, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A mother has been charged with felony counts of child endangerment after leaving her toddler alone in a hot car on Thursday afternoon.A shopper outside Babies 'R' Us heard a child crying and saw a 2-year-old boy locked in a black Infiniti SUV on a day that was nearly 100 degrees. The shopper told store employees, who then alerted police.

Officers said they found the boy lethargic and sweating when they pulled him out of the car.

"Every summer you get reports that parents have left babies in vehicles on hot days like this, with the results ending tragically," said LAPD Sgt. Paul Hendry.

He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be fine.

The child's mother was inside Babies "R" Us shopping for a gift. Police estimate that she was gone for about ten minutes.

Police arrested the mother for child endangerment.


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