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Police: Child Left In Hot Car Had Temperature Of 113 Degrees

Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 21, 2018

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) — A woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her child unattended in a hot car.

It happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday at a local drugstore. 

Reportedly, police responded to the scene and found a 3-year-old boy buckled into his car seat in the back of the car.

The front two windows were open according to investigators, but the back two windows (where the child was sitting) were closed.

Police say there were no adults around and the car was not running. 

The arrest citation states that the child had heavy sweat on his head and entire upper body.

Police say the child’s mom, 30-year-old Tina Hamilton, of Belcher, returned a short time later and told police she was in the store getting a prescription filled.

The arrest citation goes on to say first responders took the child’s temperature. It was 113 degrees inside the vehicle and 90 degrees after he was taken out of the vehicle.

According to WSAZ, after seeing the boy’s temperature, police called the Division of Protection and Permanency. The agency took custody of the child.

Hamilton was charged with first degree wanton endangerment and lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.