GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland woman has been charged after leaving her 7-year-old son and puppy in a car while shopping.
Television station WJLA-TV reports 30-year-old Joshalin Evans of Rockville is now facing three felony counts. The station says a shopper noticed the child and dog in the car Monday at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg and called 911.
Charging documents say the child was “very sweaty” and “seated in direct sunlight” while the puppy had signs of heat exhaustion. The boy told police that his mother left water for the dog but not for him and that she regularly leaves him alone in vehicles.
Police say Evans had been shopping for at least 90 minutes before she was located.
An online court record did not list a lawyer for Evans.
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