Shreveport Woman Arrested for Leaving Child Inside Hot Car
Shreveport Police have arrested a woman charged with child abandonment, after she alledgedly left a young child inside a vehicle unattended. Officers found the 6 year old child inside the locked car in a parking garage in the 400 block of Clyde Fant Parkway with all of the windows up, and the engine not running.
Police officers notified the Shreveport Fire Department who transported the child to a local hospital for medical treatment.
After investigation, the officers determined that Kit Yu was the guardian of the child and was reportedly responsible for leaving the child unattended inside the vehicle. She was subsequently arrested by Shreveport Police and charged with child desertion.
The Shreveport Police department reminds citizens that even on 'mild' days, temperatures inside vehicles can reach life-threatening levels very quickly. Even leaving windows slightly open doesn't help. Police ask that you never leave children or pets inside a locked vehicle unattended, even for a short time.
The 6 year old child is in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery. The child was returned to the custody of a family member.