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Don't lock up infants in vehicles

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 5:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Recently, a woman decided to leave her little baby locked up in her car with the air conditioning on while she rushed inside a supermarket to purchase a single item. The car was in the supermarket's parking lot.

A couple of minutes after the woman had gone into the supermarket, a curious onlooker peered inside the parked vehicle and noticed that there was an infant inside the car and she alerted the security guard, who contacted the mother over the intercom.

The mother returned and opened the car. The infant was still alive, but by then, a small crowd had gathered around the car, with most persons chastising the mother.

However, two women begged the cop, who was about to take her to the station, to give her a chance.

The cop did not arrest the mother, but told her of the seriousness of her action and took her particulars and promised to keep in touch with her.

I think the Ministry of Health should organise a public campaign to educate caregivers about the dangers of locking an infant inside a car.

HUGH A. BLAIR

Falmouth PO, Trelawny