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Report: Mother Leaves 3-Year-Old Child In Hot Car While Visiting Inmate In Jail


Sad story alert.

A three-year-old girl was found outside the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida ...In a hot car and drenched with sweat ...While her mother was inside visiting an inmate. Yup.

21-year-old Rachael Etienne left her daughter in the car for more than 20 minutes, before a corrections officer made rounds around the property and discovered the little girl.

Apparently, an officer was able to get the child out of the vehicle around 12.10pm without injury, authorities said. They then tracked down Etienne. She reportedly admitted that she had left the child alone.

The child was found drenched in sweat and the car was locked with the engine off and windows slightly cracked, according to the arrest report.

The temperature at the time was 91 degrees with a heat index of 110 degrees. Damn. That is toasty and uncomfortable, even if you aren’t a baby in a locked car. How awful!

She was arrested and charged with neglect, before being bailed out of jail on Sunday night. She was seen leaving the jail with a blanket over her head. She ignored questions from WTSP. 

The Department of Children and Families placed the girl in the care of another family member. Good call. Hopefully, this incident serves as a wake-up call. 

This reminds us of a similarly upsetting story (though this one had an even more depressing ending). Back in July, a woman named DiJanelle Etta Fowler was arrested…and later denied bail…after fatally leaving her one-year-old daughter in a hot car for hours while she got her hair done. She reportedly told her hairstylist that she was in “no rush” to get her hair done, urging them to “take [their] time.” 

Okay, now we are going to go smother our feelings with comfort food. Bye!

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