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Infant Left Alone In Moline Store Parking Lot-UPDATED

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Breyana Shakayl Harris Breyana Shakayl Harris
Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned. Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned.
Picture taken by bystander of abandoned baby. Picture taken by bystander of abandoned baby.
Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned. Moline Police at car where baby was abandoned.

UPDATE: A woman on a shopping trip may have saved the life of an infant left alone in a parked car Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the Dollar General store parking lot, located at 2010 36th Ave. in Moline, Ill.

Carrie Ortiz from East Moline says she pulled into the parking lot just around 11:15 a.m. and spotted the unaccompanied infant sitting in a car seat.

She says the windows were down a bit and the car was unlocked.

At this point she called 911.

Ortiz says she then went into the store and yelled to the customers to get the attention of the parents.

When police arrived on scene, they found the windows cracked open but with the mid day temperature and car parked in the sun the temperature inside the vehicle had reached a dangerous level for the child.

Officers were able to open the vehicle and comfort the child who appeared to be in no distress although hot and sweaty.

Police say the baby will be released into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Police say officers were tending to the child in the vehicle when the mother returned a full twenty minutes after the officers first arrived on scene.

The mother brought with her a one year old female.

After speaking with the mother, 20-year-old Breyana Shakayl Harris of Davenport, police arrested her for child endangerment and both children were placed with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Harris was taken to the Rock Island County Jail.

ORIGINAL: Police were called to investigate a baby left alone in a parked car on one of the hottest days of the year.With the heat index topping out around 100 degrees, police responded to the scene of the Dollar General Store in Moline on 15th Street, just before noon on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

A bystander saw the baby, all alone, in the parked car and called police.

We have a crew on scene and are waiting on information from police.


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