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article imageMother allegedly leaves child in car, to drink margaritas

By Owen Weldon     May 5, 2012 in Crime
A mother in Texas has been arrested for allegedly leaving her two year old child in a car while she was drinking margaritas inside a restaurant.
The mother, Jessica Christian, is now being charged with child abandonment after police say that she left her son in the car alone. Police say that the engine was turned off and the windows were cracked. Officers also say that the child was left in the hot car for about forty minutes.
According to Fox, a woman passing by noticed that the child was in the car. The woman said that she noticed that the boy was hot and that was when she called the police.
A passerby identified as Celina Perez noticed the child in the car, and says when she realized how hot he was she knew she had to call police.
According to the New York Post, police and firefighters eventually arrived. They were able to reach into the car's window and got the door open. Firefighters then gave the boy some water.
Christian came out of the restaurant shortly after and told the police that she ran inside the restaurant to pick up an order. The bartender showed cops that she ordered four margaritas.
According to MyFox, police then placed Christian under arrest. Cops charged the mother with child abandonment.
Police handed the boy over to his grandmother.
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