TATUM, N.M. (KRQE) – A Tatum mother has been arrested for leaving her 4-month-old child alone in a car while she shopped for more than half an hour.
Mayra Lozano, 19, is charged with child abuse and neglect.
Several witnesses saw the child in the car and tried to find Lozano inside the Dollar Tree, but couldn’t.
When she came out about 45 minutes later, police arrested her and said she didn’t appear to understand how important the situation was.
The child was reportedly sweating, exhausted from crying and had a soiled diaper, but is expected to be OK.