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.