In Florida, the simple act of leaving a child in a running car can put the child at risk. In Casselberry, Florida, it was reported that a mother left her 2 year old daughter in the car while the mother went inside a dollar store. The man then drove the vehicle into a parking lot of a car dealership. Since the man was acting erratically, police were called and the man was taken under custody and later committed to a psychiatric facility. Tahe mother was issued a citation for leaving her daughter in the car. Fortunately, the child did not sustain any personal injuries and was ultimately reunited with her mother. This story shows the importance of supervision at all times possible. While it may be more inconvenient at times, always turn off the vehicle and bring the child into the store or location. Many other abducted children are not returned so quickly. Some are never found. See Police Report that Man Stole Car with Toddler Inside the Vehicle in Casselberry, Florida.
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