Mother Detained, Leaves Child Unattended in Vehicle - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Mother Detained, Leaves Child Unattended in Vehicle

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    Mother Detained, Leaves Child Unattended in Vehicle

    Police in Fort Worth say a child was left unattended inside a vehicle while the mother was detained on a possible shoplifting charge.

    Police were called to a parking lot outside Ridgemar Mall at about 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

    A preliminary investigation revealed the mother had left her child inside the vehicle, which had been left running.

    The mother was later detained inside a store on a possible shoplifting charge, but the child remained unattended inside the vehicle.

    Police were able to rescue the child from the car. The child was taken to a hospital for observation and appeared to be in good condition.

    Child protective services was notified of the incident and the mother of the child was taken into custody, police said.

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