Child Found In Mom's Hot Minivan
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POSTED: 10:11 am EDT June 28, 2005
A mother could face charges after her toddler was found in a minivan during Monday's heat in Ann Arbor.
Police said the mother locked her 1-year-old son in her van while she went shopping at Westgate Mall, located at Jackson and Stadium streets. A passerby noticed the child in the car at about 10 a.m., Local 4 reported.
The window was broken to rescue the child, Local 4 reported.
"We extracted the child from the vehicle. He was sweating profusely, and he was somewhat groggy," said Ann Arbor police Lt. Mike Logghe.
Logghe said the boy suffered from heat exhaustion. He was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital for treatment and was expected to recover.
The mother was questioned by police and released. The boy was released to his mother's care, Local 4 learned.
Officers will now send the case to the prosecutor's office for review of possible charges.
Temperatures reached above 90 degrees in most of southeastern Michigan Monday morning, according to the Local4Casters.