Police: Queens Mom Arrested After Leaving Child Alone In Car To Shop

Kimberly Dole
December 09, 2019 - 8:17 am

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Queens mother is facing charges after leaving her child inside a car alone while she shopped, police say.

Authorities arrested Mabel Cedeno, 35, after police say she left her 2-year-old child alone in a car in the cold for at least an hour at Bay Plaza in the Bronx.

A witness spotted the girl and told mall security who then contacted police.

Officers and firefighters broke the car's windows to get the girl out.

Police say the child was taken to a waiting ambulance after she was found in the car in 40 degree weather. 

Cedeno faces charges of reckless endangerment and acting in  a manner injurious to a child.

Officials say Cedeno was taken to nearby Jacobi Medical Center for a psychological evaluation.