A mother who allegedly left her 3-month-old baby in a vehicle at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Palm Springs while she shopped was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Officers were sent to the Wal-Mart just before 6:50 p.m. after receiving a report of an infant left unattended in a car, the Palm Springs Police Department said in a news release.
They located the child inside a running vehicle with the air conditioning on. He was not in distress, according to authorities.
The mother, identified as 27-year-old Selena Gastelo, of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, the release stated. She allegedly was shopping at the store while the baby was left in the car.
Police said the child would be in their care until he could be “released to a responsible party.”33.830296 -116.545292