JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville authorities say an off-duty police officer rescued a little girl and a baby who were left in a hot car atop a hospital parking garage in Florida.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the children were rushed inside Memorial Hospital for medical care on Tuesday. Their 29-year-old mother Esther Sorofagya Primack of Bulloch County, Georgia, is in jail, charged with two counts of child neglect.
The Florida Times-Union reports the car was parked in direct sunlight. The older child had gotten out of the car and was wandering around the parking lot while the baby was soaked with sweat inside the vehicle. Primack was inside where she was seeking treatment for a urinary tract infection. Security cameras showed the car was parked at 10:44 a.m.
An attorney wasn’t listed on jail records.