Good Samaritan saves baby from hot car

MOLINE, Illinois (KWQC) Police say a mother left her 6-month-old baby unattended inside a hot car for more than 20 minutes in Moline, Illinois Tuesday.

“I was just appalled that someone would leave a baby in a car in this heat by itself,” said Carrie Ortiz, who called 911.

She was running errands when she parked next to a car with an unattended baby inside of it.

“I was shaking,” said Ortiz.

She said she called 9-1-1 right away, worried for the child’s safety.

“I looked at the car doors and I opened it up, and that’s when the baby turned around and looked at me,” said Ortiz. “It looked like he was sleeping at first . . . and then that made me even more nervous that somebody left these car doors unlocked.”

The mother of the child was arrested for Child Endangerment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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