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HOUSTON A Houston mother was arrested Saturdayafter allegedlyleaving 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.

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