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Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:45 PM

Updated: Jun 27, 2013 10:53 PM

WESLACO - The grandmother of a child left in a hot car in Weslaco said she hopes others will learn from her daughter-in-law's mistake.

Police said Claudia Garza, 34, left her baby in her locked car while she shopped at Wal-Mart. Officers rescued the child and arrested the mother. She remains behind bars on a $30,000 bond.

"I think people can learn something from this," Anita Reyna said.

The temperature in the car was around 120 degrees when police broke a window to rescue the child. They said the child was sweating profusely, but was in good health.

The child was turned over to his father after the incident.

"He's fine he walks and sleeps ... he is eating well," Reyna said.

"It happens more than you think. One, two a month ... just depending," Weslaco Emergency Medical Technician David Martinez said.

"Once a kid starts heating up, they can go into a seizure, and then a lot of other medical problems start," Martinez said.

Reyna said her daughter-in-law is not a bad mother.

Topics: anita reyna, claudia garza, david martinez, hot car, baby, weslaco

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