HOUSTON – A young Houston mother has been accused of leaving her baby alone in a car while she went grocery shopping.
RB Hailey, 22, was charged with abandoning a child.
Harris County Sheriff's deputies said Hailey left her baby boy strapped in a car seat while she went shopping at a Krogers in the 12400 block of FM 1960 West on September 10.
The mother left the air conditioning running to keep the child cool, but left the keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked.
A passerby noticed the child alone in the car and called police.
The mother was arrested when she left the store and the child was placed in CPS custody.
Hailey’s bail was set at $10,000.