A North Texas woman is facing child endangerment charges after her unattended 2-year-old child had to be rescued from her car Tuesday night.
Schytique Laqueta Jenkins, 26, was arrested outside a Mesquite Wal-Mart at about 8:30 p.m. after someone called police to report a child left alone in a vehicle.
Police located the vehicle and removed the child. Paramedics said the child did not require medical treatment and the child was released to a family member.
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The temperature at the time was 92 degrees. According to heatkills.org, if the outside temperature is 90 degrees the inside temperature can climb to 109 degrees in just 10 minutes; it can climb to 124 degrees in 30 minutes.
A child's body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult and a child can die with a body temperature of 107 degrees.
Officials did not say how long the child was left in the car.
Jenkins was arrested and charged with abandoning and endangering a child with intent to return. She's currently being held on $10,000 bond.