Police: Woman left baby in car while shopping
Aug. 19, 2014
LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores.
Police were called Sunday afternoon by someone who saw the child alone inside the vehicle, which was parked at a shopping plaza in Leesburg.
Police say 34-year-old Shannon Mixer left the child in the vehicle for about 20 minutes. The temperature was in the low 90s Sunday afternoon in central Florida. Police say the child was clammy and flushed. According to police, Mixer said she'd left the child in the car at least six other times.
Mixer was released on bail. Jail records didn't indicate whether she'd retained an attorney.