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A woman walking through a grocery store parking lot on a sweltering evening last weekend spotted an infant secured in his car seat in a minivan with the windows up, police said.
The passerby told the Kroger’s manager, who grabbed cold water and towels and ran to the car with the woman on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee, police said. They were able to get into the unlocked van and help the child.
Police say the crying 9-month-old sat strapped in his car seat during 90-degree temperatures with a sweaty, red face. The manager and the woman gave him water and poured some on him to cool him down, authorities said.
About 15 minutes later, a woman who’d been shopping at Kroger returned to the car. She told police she didn’t remember having the child with her, authorities said.
The woman, identified as Claire Huenefeld, is a foster parent who had temporary custody of the child. The infant was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was still being examined as of Saturday evening.
Police said he’ll be turned over to the state when he’s released. Huenefeld, 38, was arrested on a charge of child endangerment.
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