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Ala. firefighters remove infant left in hot car

The child’s mother left the 5-month old while she went shopping


Deidra Williams

Photo Courtesy Shelby County Jail

Associated Press

ALABASTER, Ala. — Authorities say an Alabama woman has been arrested after her 5-month-old baby was found in a locked car with the windows up while she shopped inside a Dollar General store. reports Alabaster police Chief Curtis Rigney says officers were called Saturday afternoon to assist firefighters with removing the infant from the car. Investigators say the baby was locked inside for an extended amount of time. The baby was conscious when rescued and taken to a hospital.

According to the National Weather Service it was 102 degrees Saturday.

Police say 23-year-old Deidra Nicole Williams of Birmingham was arrested and charged with willful abuse of a child under the age of 18. She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond Sunday and ordered to have no contact with the victim.