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Sister accused of leaving brother in locked car


MOUNT PLEASANT (WKOW) -- Police in Racine County are recommending child-neglect charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old brother alone in a car while she shopped.

Mount Pleasant police say they received a call Friday about 12:30 p.m. of an infant left alone in a vehicle.

Officers found the boy strapped in a car seat in the back of the vehicle with the doors locked and windows slightly open.

Rescue personnel arrived at the same time the woman returned the vehicle. She was questioned by police, and the Department of Human Services was contacted.

The Journal Times says the boy was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He wasn't hurt.

Police say they'll ask prosecutors to charge the woman with child neglect.

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