What is it about summertime that has women leaving their children in locked cars in the hot sun? This is the third story of this ilk that I’ve posted in just the last month.

Krystal Whitehead had to pick up some hair coloring stuff from a beauty supply store last week. It was probably a quick trip in and out but she thought enough to pull her 11-year-old daughter out of the car to take inside with her, but left her 5-month-old son locked in the car with the windows cracked.

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling the area and was alerted to the little boy by a shopper in the parking lot. The deputy found the baby in the car and got him out, summoning paramedics. In the meantime Krystal had gotten word that police were in the parking lot, which amazingly enough jogged her memory to the fact that she had forgotten her son.

The baby is OK. He was taken to the hospital and checked out, while his mother was arrested on charges of cruelty to children. I don’t know if she has gotten out on her $22k bond yet but as of this past Wednesday she was still sitting in the Forsyth County Jail.

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