Woman charged with child neglect after 1-year-old left inside car

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-16 06:06:51-04

Newport News, Va. – A 23-year-old Hampton mother has been charged with felony child neglect after police say she left her 1-year-old inside of a car in a parking lot over the weekend.

The temperature was 88 degrees at the time.

Police say the baby was in the backseat of a Honda Civic that was in the parking lot of the Party City on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News Saturday.

Police got a call about the incident at 7:45 p.m. and were on the scene at 7:55 p.m.

They found the baby sweating but calm. Angela Stone, the mother, came back to the car minutes later at 8:10 p.m. police say.

The baby was taken to the hospital and was later released.

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