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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mom Takes Baby To Bar, But Leaves Her 2-Year-Old Son In Car For Happy Hour.

Jessica Christian
A Texas woman's quick trip to Margaritaville could leave her wasting away in jail.
Authorities say that Jessica Christian locked her 2-year-old son in a hot car outside a Tejano restaurant in Dallas while she went inside to down four fruity cocktails in under forty minutes, theCarroll County Times reported.
A witness called 911 after discovering the child sitting inside the car -- reportedly left with the windows cracked and engine off. Police arrested Christian when she returned to vehicle upon exiting the restaurant.
"It doesn't take a lot for temperatures to easily exceed 140 degrees inside of a car," Lt. Joel Lavender of Dallas-Fire Rescue told MyFoxDFW.
The suspect told police that she stopped to pick up a take-out order from the restaurant, but a receipt obtained from the bartender showed that Christian purchased four margaritas.
Christian's son was sweating and dehydrated when police freed him from the car. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Christian is charged with child abandonment and child endangerment, according to a police report.

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