Woman charged after Walmart shoppers rescue baby from hot car

Published: Sep. 17, 2019 at 6:36 PM EDT
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According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Francis Kissee was baby sitting when she left a baby in her car at Walmart.

Shoppers noticed the baby in the car and called 911, but as a few minutes passed they believed the child needed to be pulled from the vehicle.

"I walked over and said we need to break the window now, I knew that the car would get hot really quickly" said Heather Smith, who was there with her two kids.

A man broke into the window and pulled the baby out.

The sheriff's office says the child was not injured or facing any health concerns, but he was wet in sweat.

Kissee had parked her car in the fire lane by the entrance with her back window cracked and had only planned to be inside for a couple minutes.

However, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry says it inexcusable to leave a child in the car.

"You need to park the car and get your child out and take it inside, because a distraction can happen, you can see someone you know and get to talking. What was intended for a few minutes can turn into a lengthy bit of time." said Perry.

Kissee is facing a charge for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, which is a misdemeanor, and she is out on bond.

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