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Mom charged with leaving son in hot car says police car is ‘too hot’ on way to jail

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Colleen Walker, 30, is charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving her son in a hot car on June 30. (Source: Volusia County Corrections) Colleen Walker, 30, is charged with child neglect after allegedly leaving her son in a hot car on June 30. (Source: Volusia County Corrections)

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. – A Florida mother, who was arrested for leaving her 5-year-old son in a hot car, complained about it being “too hot” in a police cruiser on her way to jail.

Colleen Walker, 30, spent about 30 minutes shopping at a Dollar General store on June 30 as her son waited for her inside of a hot car, WFTV reports. Police said the temperature inside the car reached 107 degrees.

Bystanders called 911 after witnessing the boy crying and screaming in the back seat. First responders rescued the 5-year-old, and arrested his mother.

While driving her to the police station, officers said Walker complained about the temperature inside of their squad car.

“She was complaining that the backseat of our patrol car was too hot on her way to the jail, and asked the officer to turn the AC up,” Lt. Dan Dietrich told WFTV.

Walker is charged with child neglect. She could face up to five years in prison, if convicted.

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