HOUSTON—A Houston mother was arrested Saturday after allegedly leaving her 2-year-old son locked alone inside of a car during the afternoon heat, according to Houston police.
Riley Alexa-Hayes Canfield, 22, was charged with abandoning a child.
Investigators said Canfield left the toddler locked in a hot car in the 8500 block of South Main around 3:30 p.m. while she went into a store.
Witnesses saw the boy crying and called police. One of the witnesses managed to reach through a cracked window and opened the door.
The boy was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital as a precaution.
Canfield’s bond was set at $2,000.