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Parents charged, accused of leaving baby in car alone

Posted at 7:35 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 07:35:53-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple was arrested Thursday after leaving their baby alone in a parked car, authorities said.

Officers responded to a shopping center and freed the 4-month-old child, Fort Myers police posted on social media. The man and woman had been shopping at a dollar store. Officers said they charged the parents with child neglect.

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The child has been transferred to the Department of Children and Families, police said.

No injuries were reported. Police didn't immediately identify the parents.