Mother Arrested for Leaving Child in Car

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 8:27am

A 27 year-old Brownsville woman is charged with leaving her 9 month-old baby in a car alone.

It happened on Monday at a Walmart located off of Boca Chica Boulevard when Christina Martinez left her baby in the car with the engine off, vehicle locked and the windows rolled up. A security guard working at the store broke a window from the car and store employees took the child inside the store. The child was checked by EMS personnel and found to be fine. Police arrested Martinez and Child Protective Services took custody of the child.

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