A woman in Alabama has been arrested and charged with child abuse after her five-month-old baby was found in a locked car with the windows up, while she shopped inside a store.
AL.com reports firefighters and police removed the infant from the car. Initially investigators believed the baby had been in the vehicle for only a short amount of time but they soon concluded that the child had been locked inside for far longer than first thought.
The baby was conscious when rescued and taken to a hospital.
Police say 23-year-old Deidra Nicole Williams of Birmingham was arrested and charged with willful abuse of a child under the age of 18. Williams was released from jail on a $5,000 bond Sunday and ordered to have no contact with the victim.