PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old woman left her infant inside a car while she had blood drawn at a Pensacola laboratory.
The 5-month-old was treated at a hospital and released to the Department of Children and Families Thursday afternoon.
Police say Jessica Burnham of Flomaton, Ala., has been charged with child neglect. She was released from Escambia County Jail on a $2,000 bond.
Reports indicate Burnham was told the baby could not enter the lab's blood-drawing area. Police say she then took the child to the car and moved it to a partially shady area.
After about 20 minutes, a witness alerted a lab employee. They checked on the baby, who sweating profusely. Police say the car had been left running, but the air conditioner was blowing hot air.
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