Baby rescued from car parked outside Brownsville WalMart
Mon, 16 May 2011 19:54:18 GMT —
Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a toddler locked inside a hot car at WalMart in Brownsville on Boca Chica.
Rescue teams told Action 4 News a WalMart employee noticed a child covered from head to toe with a blanket around 2 p.m. Monday.
Once the worker saw the toddler TMs foot, they called for help.
Police say Good Samaritans did not wait for rescue teams they broke the window to the blue Ford Taurus.
The child was sweating, and was treated by an emergency team.
The mother told police she had only left the 9-month-old in the locked car for five minutes, but authorities said the child was possibly in the hot car for at least 15 minutes.
Witnesses told Action 4 News when the mother walked out she was shocked and claimed she had ran into WalMart to get a prescription.
Child Protective Services was called to the scene and removed from the mother TMs car.
Authorities identified the mother on Tuesday morning as 27-year-old Christina Martinez of Brownsville.
Martinez appeared before a Brownsville municipal court judge on Tuesday morning where she was issued a $7,500 dollar bond.