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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials said a mother became belligerent after strangers rescued her child from a hot car in Kansas City, Missouri.

According to WDAF, witnesses noticed a child in an unlocked car with the windows partially rolled down.

Police said the witnesses told them the child in the car seat was wet with sweat so they took her out of the car and called 911.

The witnesses took the child inside a nearby restaurant to cool off.

Officers said, at that point, the child’s mother came out of a game store nearby and started yelling to return her child to the car; they did not.

According to WDAF, the mother started hitting one of the witnesses and his shirt was torn during the scuffle.

When officers arrived, they said the mother told them she left her child in the car because the girl was sleeping.

Authorities said during all the commotion the child vomited and witnesses said they had removed the child’s shirt because “it was wet.”

Officers said the temperature inside the vehicle was 89 degrees when they got to the scene.

The mother is being held on child endangerment and assault charges.

Her name has not yet been released.

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6 comments

  • Sebastian

    89 degrees is not that hot. Was she in the car for very long?
    Normally I’m fine with punishing parents for stuff like this, but 89 degrees? It’s 85 in my room right now. Seems like the kid was old enough to figure out how to roll down a window for some air.

    I don’t know all the details, I guess. Good that the people saw she was suffering and got her to cool off.
    Eh.. 89 degrees?
    Maybe I’m just used to it.

    • Samantha

      If it was 89 degrees outside, it was MUCH hotter in the vehicle, even with the windows cracked. And young children’s body temperatures don’t regulate the same as an adult. They got hotter faster. And if the car was off, the kid wouldn’t have been able to roll down the windows. The child was wet with sweat, soaked through her clothing and vomited from heat exhaustion. Evidence shows it was pretty hot.

      • HS

        Are you sure she vomited from heat exhaustion? I know a few kids that learned how to vomit on cue for an attention getter and a few others that vomit when nervous.

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