Mom leaves infant in hot car, goes shopping

She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond

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 as saying officers were called 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.

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.

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