Foster Mom Accused Of Leaving Boy In Hot Car While She Went Into Supermarket

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — A foster mother is accused of leaving a 15-month-old boy inside a vehicle with its windows rolled up while she went into a central Florida supermarket.

Apopka police say a Publix employee notified them Thursday afternoon after seeing the child inside the SUV. Paramedics removed the sweating boy from the unlocked vehicle. He was found to be in good health.

It was about 90 degrees in Apopka on Thursday.

Fifty-three-old Monique Williams told reporters she ran into the store to buy milk and didn’t want to take the boy because he has a bad case of pink eye.

She was charged with cruelty to a child and bailed out of jail early Friday.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the boy. The incident remains under investigation.

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