Kansas mom accused of leaving 9-month-old baby in hot car while she shopped at Walmart

Mom accused of leaving 9-month-old baby in hot car while she shopped

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Kansas mom is facing a felony child endangerment charge after police said she left her 9-month-old baby in a hot car while she shopped at a Pittsburg Walmart.

According to the Morning Sun, Pittsburg police arrested Ariana R. Garza, 23, on Sunday after Walmart employees discovered and removed the child from the car, which had not been running, shortly before 1:30 p.m. Emergency responders, who believe the baby had been in the car for 20 minutes, rushed the child to a nearby hospital, KOAM-TV reported.

After Garza came back to the vehicle, police arrested her and took her to the Crawford County Jail, authorities said. She posted $3,000 bail and has since been released, the news outlets reported.

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