July 11, 2014 4:28 pm
Updated: July 12, 2014 2:18 am

Montreal police fine mother after baby left alone in parked car


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MONTREAL — Montreal police have confirmed that a mother who left her baby alone in a parked car has been fined $100.

Authorities are investigating the incident that took place just before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. A 9-1-1 caller alerted police that a baby was alone in a car in the parking lot of the Rockland shopping centre.

When officers arrived they discovered a seven-month-old boy crying alone in the vehicle, with the windows rolled up.

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Officers broke the car window in order to take the child out. The baby was sweaty but otherwise unharmed, but he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

His 29-year-old mother was located about 15 minutes later inside the shopping centre. She was also taken to hospital. Police hope to talk to her later Thursday evening.

Montreal police spokesperson Danny Richer told Global News that since June 1, there have been 37 cases of children left unattended in parked cars.

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Officers have searched the inside of the mall and have examined security camera video. The mother apparently spent over 40 minutes in the mall.

Police confirmed investigations are ongoing and charges could be laid in the case.



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