COLLIER COUTNY, Fla. - Doors locked, windows rolled up, and the car turned off, with the sun still blazing. That's how reports say a woman found an 11-month-old girl inside a car in a North Naples Walmart parking lot.
This is the second baby in the past few days to be left inside a car. The other, a one-year-old Cape Coral child, died after being accidentally forgotten in a car over the weekend.
Deputies on scene says the baby was crying and screaming. They noticed the girl was sweating profusely with sweat dripping down her face.
According to reports, the deputy tried all the doors but they were locked. Thankfully, one of the windows was malfunctioning and the deputy was able to pry the window open and unlock the door.
The deputy says the baby was hot to the touch. She was checked out by paramedics on scene.
Meanwhile, the Walmart manager paged the baby's 25-year-old father, Joseph Hubbard. Reports say he looked surprised.
Studies show the temperature inside a car can skyrocket nearly 20 degrees the first ten minutes of being shut off. A witness on scene says the baby was in the hot car for at least 20 minutes.
The baby has been put in the custody of another family member. The Department of Children and Families is investigating, but says they haven't had any prior cases with Hubbard.