Child Rescued from Hot Car in McAllen
MCALLEN – A one-year-old was rescued by McAllen police after she was left in a locked hot car in the middle of the afternoon.
The incident happened at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday. The temperatures outside at the time were in the upper 90s; inside the car temperatures were well in the triple digits.
Police responded to the 100 block of east Quamasia Avenue after a call about a child locked in a car.
Police said the person that called them told them that they tried to open the door to get the baby out, but the doors were locked.
When officers arrived they saw the baby in a car seat. They said her face was red and she was sweating.
An officer quickly broke the window and rescued the child. The child appeared to be dehydrated.
She was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Investigators later arrested Angel Horacio Lira. He is believed to be the person that left the baby in the car.
He’s charged with abandoning or endangering a child.
Police only said that Lira is a family friend. No word on how long the child was in the car.