Mom charged for leaving child in hot car at Walmart

NORTH ALABAMA (WIAT) — A North Alabama woman is facing felony charges after leaving her child locked inside a hot vehicle. Maria Isabel Martinez Tomas, 25, is charged with child abuse and endangering a child.

Police were called to a Walmart parking lot Monday after getting a call about a 2 year old child inside a van with no running air and a cracked window. They say the child was in the van for about 20 minutes and they broke a window to get the child out.

Officers found Tomas inside the store with her other two children.

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