- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A Baytown woman has been charged with child endangerment after authorities say another woman found her baby left in a hot truck.

Authorities say 29-year-old Wendy Rico-Montes De Oca was charged with the felony this week in connection to the Sept. 29 incident.

Kristin Wright tells KTRK-TV and KHOU-TV she rescued the infant from a truck outside of a Baytown consignment shop.

A Harris County District Attorney spokeswoman says charges weren’t pursued earlier because the child wasn’t injured and it was unclear how long the mother was gone.

The spokeswoman says an officer reviewed security footage after Wright filed a complaint. She says it showed the child had been left alone for 30 minutes.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Rico-Montes De Oca has an attorney.


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