Police arrest mother after toddler found alone in hot car - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Police arrest mother after toddler found alone in hot car

Cara Dubois (Source: Houma Police Department) Cara Dubois (Source: Houma Police Department)
HOUMA, LA (WAFB) -

A mother was arrest around noon Monday after her toddler was found alone in a hot car, according to investigators.

The Houma Police Department reported Cara Dubois, 27, of Larose, was charged with child desertion. Police said her 21-month-old daughter was left alone in the car while Dubois ran errands at a grocery store.

Officers said they received reports of a child in a car in a parking lot and discovered the girl was inside an unlocked car. They added the engine was not running.

Authorities said Dubois told them she went into the store to pay a bill and bought some cigarettes, but left the car running. However, the car turns off after 10 minutes of running in park.

Police said the child was not injured and was released to her father.

The penalty for a child desertion conviction is up to six months in prison and a $500 fine.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly