HOUSTON A Houston mother was arrested Sunday after leaving her sleeping baby in a car in a mall parking lot, according to Houston police.

Forrescee Markey Owens, 28, was charged with endangering a child.

A passerby called police after noticing the baby alone in a car at Almeda Mall around 1 p.m. The mother was returning to her car with packages in her hand by the time police arrived to the scene.

She told them she didn t want to disturb the sleeping baby while she ran inside to make her purchases, according to court documents.

Police took her into custody and her bond was set at $2,000.

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