Carolyn Tess, Horry Co Detention Center
North Mrytle Beach-- Police in Myrtle Beach arrested and charged a mother who left her baby locked inside a car in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
According to the police report obtained by CBS Station WBTW, Carolyn Tess Little, 18, left her 6-month-old girl locked inside her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot around 10 p.m. Saturday night in North Myrtle Beach.
A witness told officers the baby was left strapped in the car seat for 45 minutes. Police said Little returned to the car after being paged inside the store, the report states.
Little told police she thought the windows were down and was going to take the child in the store, but decided not to.
Temperature outside at the time of the incident was 81 degrees, according to investigators.
Police charged Little with Child Endangerment. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
According to the J Reuben Long Detention Center website, Little was also arrested for criminal domestic violence on June 29.