A Philadelphia mom is facing charges after her baby is found alone inside a hot car in a Walmart parking lot.
Jasmin Ingram, 24, was arraigned last night. Ingram is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.
On Monday, Ingram's 1-year-old daughter was found locked in a car outside a Northeast Philadelphia Walmart on the 9700 block of Roosevelt Boulevard.
Police suspect the girl was alone inside the car for half an hour.
A passerby heard the child's cries for help. "She's screaming and she's yelling," Lopez said. "She's sweating really bad. It's hot and the windows are up."
Lopez and his wife called police and tried to get help from inside the store. They then tried to break into the locked car themselves.
"I panicked," Lopez said. "I went into my truck, grabbed a bat and tried to break the window."
Police soon arrived and rescued the baby. She was taken to a local hospital where she was examined.
Officials say the child is now in the care of her biological father.
Ingram will appear in court again on October 1.