North Carolina

2-year-old rescued from hot car; North Carolina mom charged

A North Carolina police officer rescued a 2-year-old boy left inside a hot car, and authorities say the child's mother is facing charges.
   
Police in Greenville told local media outlets that after bystanders were unable to help, an officer responding to a call slid his hand inside a partially open window, unlocked the door and got the child out. The officer took the child inside the restaurant to cool him down before he was taken to the hospital.
   
According to police, temperatures inside the car reached between 104 and 116 degrees. The outside temperature was 88 degrees.
   
Authorities say 21-year-old Ashley Garris is charged with misdemeanor child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Garris is free on bond, and it's not known if she has an attorney.
 


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