Mother could face charges after leaving child in hot car while she shopped, police say

A mother was detained after leaving her child in a hot car while she shopped, investigators said. (Photo: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

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A mother was detained after leaving her child in a hot car while she shopped, investigators said. (Photo: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

A Shelby County mother could face charges after leaving her child inside a hot car while she went shopping, investigators said.

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According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived to a Southeast Shelby County store in a shopping center around 3:30 p.m. When they arrived they noticed a small child left unattended in a hot car where the engine was not running.

SCSO told FOX13 the mother, who has not been identified, has been detained.

The child is safe and doing well.

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