Mom fined $60 after cops rescue baby from hot car

Police say they had to break the window of a vehicle to reach a baby after his mother went shopping...

Police say they had to break the window of a vehicle to reach a baby after his mother went shopping at the Rockland Centre on July 10, 2014. (MAXIME DELAND/QMI Agency)

Maxime Deland, QMI Agency

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MONTREAL — Police say they fined a mother $60 after officers had to break a window to reach her seven-month-old boy who was left in a car while she went shopping in a Montreal suburb.

Witnesses heard the baby crying in the locked car at the Rockland Shopping Centre in the Town of Mount Royal, police said.

The windows had been left open slightly. The outside temperature was 25 C.

Police gave the child water after they removed him from the car. He was later taken to hospital to be examined.

The mother told a witness she had only been gone "two minutes" before officers arrived on scene, police said.

Security cameras allegedly show the baby was left alone for nearly 40 minutes.

Police have fined the woman $60 for leaving her child unattended in the car. The police have also filed a complaint with child protection services and have turned the case over to Crown prosecutors, who could decide to file more serious charges.

Earlier this month, a 40-year-old St. Jerome, Que., mother was fined $60, the maximum allowable fine, for leaving her two young children, aged four and nine, in the back of her minivan when temperatures soared to nearly 37 C with humidity.

— with files from Dave Kaufman


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