Authorities arrested a Florida woman on Monday after they found a toddler alone inside a hot car, while the woman reportedly checked in with her manager at a Disney resort.
WFTV9 reports that police arrested 37-year-old Myriam Lubincadet and charged her with child neglect after they said she left a 2-year-old little girl inside a car at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The incident happened at around 1:15 p.m. and although someone left the windows slightly open, the child was clearly overheated and in distress. An arrest affidavit read that the toddler was “crying and sweating profusely.”
Orange County Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said that a Walt Disney World employee found the child and called the police. Authorities took the little girl to Florida Hospital Celebration Health, where she was listed in stable condition.
Lubincadet told police she agreed to babysit the little girl, her cousin’s child, and that she meant to leave the toddler for around five minutes while she spoke to her manager. She ended up leaving the little girl inside the car for around 35 to 40 meants. According to the arrest affidavit, the temperature inside the car was 113.5 degrees. The suspect apologized and stated she loved the child and meant no harm.
Lubincadet was booked into the Orange County jail, but posted bail on Tuesday afternoon. As she was leaving jail, she held her hand over face and tried to avoid reporters who questioned her about the incident.
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[Feature Photo: Orange County Jail]