Saturday, May 05, 2012
Colored Momma Jessica Christian arrested for leaving 2-year-old in hot car while she downed 4 margaritas: cops
A Texas mom was arrested after allegedly leaving her 2-year-old in a hot car to drink margaritas -- four of them in half an hour.
Jessica Christian left the tot in the locked car with the engine off and the windows cracked when she went into the Tejano Restaurant around noon Thursday, police told Fox Dallas-Fort Worth.
A passerby spotted the child and called 911. It was 83 degrees outside at the time, police told the TV station.
The boy was sweating and dehydrated when authorities retrieved him from the car, but is expected to be OK.
Christian was charged with child abandonment and child endangerment.
According to a report from the Dallas Police Department, the child was left abandoned in the car for 30 minutes.
Christian claimed had run inside the restaurant to pick up an order, but a receipt from the bar showed that she had purchased four margaritas, police told the TV station.