Police body camera captures moment officers discover 2-year-old left in hot car, mother in Walmart

Police Body Cam Hot Car, btbA police body camera caught the moment two officers discovered a toddler locked in a boiling hot car after she was left there by her mom who ‘went shopping at Walmart.’

The officers, who arrived on scene at a Walmart in Surprise, Arizona, were horrified when they found the toddler locked in a boiling hot car with temperatures topping 117 degrees.

One officer said on camera: ‘The hottest spot in that car, with the doors open, is 117 [degrees]. The average temperature is about 111-113, ok?’

Mikayla Peer, 20, the child’s mother had locked the baby in the car so that she could go to the Walmart in Surprise. Surveillance footage caught her walking into the store alone.

She is now facing a host of charges for her actions and was arrested and booked in the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail including child abuse and endangerment.

According to police, Peer left the toddler in the car alone.

A passerby who saw the baby in the back seat of the blisteringly hot car on July 4 called 911, ABC reports.

In audio of the 911 call made by the passerby who saw the tot, he told operators that ‘the car wasn’t running’ and the ‘windows were rolled all the way up.’

Sergeant Owens, of Surprise police said that the responding officer ‘smashed out the window on the front passenger seat and reached to unlock the door and remove the child.’

Over eight minutes after officers pulled the toddler from the car, her mother emerged from Walmart.

If officers had not gotten the little baby out of the car, she would have been in there for 20 minutes.

The toddler was taken to a local hospital where she underwent a check-up. She thankfully made a full recovery.

Her mom is expected to appear in court on July 24.

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