Woman charged after leaving baby in a hot car on Grape Road

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Scorching heat waves combined with heavier rainfall events are among the effects of climate change in store for Indiana, according to the new National Climate Assessment. Photo credit: Scott Liddell/morguefile.

A woman has been charged with neglect after leaving a baby in a hot car on Grape Road.

Officials say it happened last week when a store employee saw 28 year-old Samantha Ferrell run outside and then return with a baby in a carrier.

WSBT reports the baby was described as “very red” according to police, who were called when the employee said the mother didn’t seem concerned.

The temperature at the time was 88 with sunshine.

Medics were called after the child was found to be nearly purple and overheated.

The child was treated and released and the mother was arrested on July 9 and released two days later on her own recognizance.

 

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