On Aug. 24, a woman found a baby who was less than 1Â year old in a grocery cart outside of a Supercuts salon in Gilbert, Arizona.Â The infantâ€™s mother, Cherish Peterson, is now facing charges.
Employees noticed the baby boy strapped into a car seat, which had been placed in a grocery cart, but grew concerned after the mother didnâ€™t return, KPHO/KTVK reported. They feared the baby might have ben abandoned, so they took him inside and called the police. It was later determined at a local hospital that the baby didnâ€™t overheat, nor was he injured.Â
Police said Peterson was shopping with three children at Fryâ€™s at the time of the incident and has been charged with one misdemeanor count of child endangerment.
Supercuts employee Miranda Asadoorian said she couldnâ€™t understand how someone could just forget their child.
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"I don't know how you forget a baby in Arizona, in the heat," she told KPHO/KTVK. "It's kind of hard to forget a child.
"And in this heat? That bothered me."
At the time, police officers didnâ€™t arrest Peterson and said they believed she simply forgot her son.
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