Gran and aunt 8-month-old baby attacked after leaving him in a car in a Walmart parking lot because the temperature outside rose to 89 ° C
- Angela Marie Dobbins, 46, and Anita Jean Dobbins, 18, were accused of reckless danger of leaving an 8-month-old baby in a locked car
- The child's grandmother and aunt left him for 15 minutes when they were shopping at Walmart in Scottsboro, Alabama on Monday
- The police were called and hit the car window to get him out
- Outside temperatures reached 89 degrees that day in Scottsboro, Alabama
- But a fire officer explained that the temperature in the car can rise by about 20 degrees within 10 minutes if it is not running
The grandmother and aunt of an eight-month-old baby were accused after leaving him in the car when the temperature outside in Alabama rose to 89 degrees.
Scottsboro officers called Monday to a Walmart store in the 24000 block of John T. Reid Parkway after receiving a report from a child locked up in a car.
Ralph Dawe, Scottsboro Police Commissioner, said they found the car with an 8-month-old baby in it.
The grandmother and aunt of an eight-month-old baby were accused after leaving him in the car when the temperature outside in Alabama rose to 89 degrees. He is pictured while emergency services rescue him from the car on Monday
Local media reported that the child's grandmother, Angela Marie Dobbins (left) and his aunt, Anita Jane Dobbins (right) were arrested and accused of reckless danger
They had to break through a window and get the child out of the car. He was treated on the spot by emergency services and was in a stable state.
The child was in the car for 15 minutes before the police arrived and the temperature outside was 89 degrees, WHNT reported.
Scottsboro Fire Chief, Gene Necklaus, told the network that the temperature in a car could rise by another 20 degrees, although he wasn't sure of the exact temperature in the car.
He said to WHNT: “It all depends on the ambient temperature outside, but what we see is in the first 10 minutes only the sunlight itself, and the car that is not driving increases the internal temperature of the vehicle by at least 20 degrees. & # 39;
Shelby Granger, a witness who was one of the first to recognize that there was an unattended baby in the car, told WAFF: “There was panic and I tried to stay calm. I just wanted to make sure that the baby was fine & # 39;
She added: "I had an employee come to me and say," Oh my god, there's a baby locked up in the car, it's 90 degrees outside, what should I do? " I asked if someone called the police & # 39;
The child's grandmother and aunt were shopping at Walmart on John T. Reid Parkway's 24000 block on Monday and left him in the locked car for 15 minutes
Temperatures reached 89 degrees outside in Scottsboro, and witnesses who were in the parking lot saw the child saying they were worried about his safety while he was crying
& # 39; Leaving a child in a car, especially at this kind of temperature, is completely unacceptable and I am so happy that I was there and that I had the best colleague to come to me and we reacted like that as soon as possible. & # 39;
Another witness Lora Haswell said she did not understand how anyone could leave a baby in their car.
She added: & # 39; When I finished checking out, I walked out the front door and the police drove in while I walked out and watched them remove the driver's side window. & # 39;
There were more than 50 people around the vehicle because they could hear the baby crying.
The child's grandmother, Angela Marie Dobbins, 46, and aunt, Anita Jean Dobbins, 18, were shopping in the store and were later arrested by the police, according to WAAY.
The child was placed in temporary care pending an investigation by officials.
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