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Baby left alone in car while mom shopped, police say

By Nancy Dougherty, Web Producer, NDougherty@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 07 2013 12:06:33 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 07 2013 01:57:27 PM CST
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -

A 31-year-old woman is facing charges after police said she left her baby locked up in a car while she shopped in Warren County, N.J.

Officers were called to the Marshall's parking lot at 215 Mountain Court in Hackettstown, N.J., around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police said.

They found a one-year-old child sleeping in a car seat. The doors were locked and the engine was not running.

Irene-Susanne Hall, of Lebanon, N.J., left the child in the car while she shopped for about 45 minutes, police said.

Hall was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. She posted $25,000 bail and was released, pending a court appearance.