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5-Month-Old Baby Left In Car While Grandmother Went To A Movie

| by Lisa Fogarty

A grandmother in East Texas was so intent on catching a flick at a movie theater that she reportedly shirked her babysitting duties and left her five-month-old granddaughter locked in the car while she enjoyed the film.

Felicia Green, 49, is being held on a child endangerment charge after police say they responded to a call Wednesday night at Carmike Cinemas about a baby sleeping in a locked car in the parking lot, reports Daily Mail. They determined the infant had been alone in the vehicle for about an hour.

She was removed and is reportedly healthy, possibly thanks to the fact that the temperatures that day only reached the mid-70s.

Employees at Carmike Cinemas reportedly helped police locate Green, reports KFDM News. She is being held on $5,000 bond and the baby is reportedly in the care of another relative.

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Green reportedly told police she was watching her granddaughter because the baby’s mother was at work. She says the baby was already sleeping in the car when she stepped out to watch the movie, reports Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Sources: Daily Mail, KFDM News, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Photo Credit: Smith County Jail, CBS 19