Police: Babysitter left child in car with temperature of 120 degrees for nearly 2 hours

Photo courtesy: Alhambra PD

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (KKTV) - With all the warnings about leaving pets and children in a car when temperatures are on the rise, a police department in California is reporting a child was rescued after his babysitter allegedly left him in a hot car for nearly two hours.

The Alhambra Police Department in California reported the 6-year-old boy was locked in the car with the windows rolled up when they found him after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The temperature inside the car was 120 degrees. The child was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

After investigating, police contacted a woman claiming she was the child's babysitter. She had left the child in the car while she ate at a nearby restaurant and ran errands.

Helen Law was arrested for felony child endangerment with a bail set at $100,000.00. The investigation is ongoing.