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Mother leaves her baby alone in running car because she wanted to shop for only 10 minutes

By Mason White 3:00 PM November 10, 2015
Gladys S. Huiza 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested on a charge of child neglect after allegedly leaving her baby alone in a running car while shopping at a supermarket, police in Florida said.

Boynton Beach police said that they have arrested 33-year-old Gladys S. Huiza, after being accused of leaving her 1-year-old son in the back seat of her BMW because she had to shop for 10 minutes.

She was charged with one count of child neglect. Huiza was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and her bail was set at $4,500.

According to the police investigation, a woman called police to report that the child was left in the car unattended and unsupervised.

Police officers who arrived to the Publix supermarket located on Hypoluxo Road, found the car was locked and running.

Huiza was then seen coming out of the supermarket, and she told police officers that it only took her 10 minutes to shop.

Police checked the surveillance cameras at Publix,and determined that the boy was alone for 17 minutes.