NYC mother arrested for leaving 3-year-old in locked car
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City woman was arrested after police say she left her 3-year-old son alone, strapped into a locked car seat outside a store.
A shopper called police after spotting the boy Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Target store in Queens' College Point neighborhood. An officer smashed a car window to rescue the child.
His mother, Monalisa Gomes, 32, was arrested when she returned from shopping.
Her son was taken to a hospital for observation, and police say he was unharmed.
Gomes was awaiting arraignment late Friday on charges of reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Authorities did not know whether she had attorney.
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