Mother charged with reckless conduct after leaving infant in car

6:34 PM, Dec 20, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Authorities arrested a woman Thursday afternoon who they said left her child alone in a vehicle while shopping at the Edgewood Retail District.

Atlanta Police said the child was discovered in the backseat of a white BMW in the Target parking lot around 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. 

The mother, 28-year-old Megan Nieves, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct. Officers say the 11-month-old child was left alone in the vehicle for about 30 minutes. 

The child was released to its father at the scene. 

No further information was immediately released. 

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