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Nanny locks child in car while she shoplifts from store

By Mason White 7:17 AM July 4, 2014
Christine Nunes 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A nanny was arrested after she left a young child alone in a hot car while she was busy shoplifting.

The New York nanny has been charged with reckless endangerment after leaving the 3-year-old child in the hot locked minivan while she stole merchandise from a Target store on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Nassau County Police said that Christine Nunes, 37, the nanny of the little girl, left her in the back seat of a Dodge Caravan at the Target parking lot. A passerby saw the child in the car and called police.

Police arrived at 1:00 p.m., and found the girl sweating profusely. The girl was locked in the van for about 35 minutes with the windows closed, police said.

Officers opened the car and removed the child. When Nunes finally returned to the car, officers determined that she had stolen goods from Target.

She was arrested without incident, police said, and the girl was taken to a hospital where she was treated for dehydration. She was released to her father.

Nunes was charged with theft and first-degree reckless endangerment. She was ordered to stay away from the victim as well as from her own children.

The nanny’s husband was in court with her and defended her. He said that Nunes is a great mother to her four children.