A mom in New Iberia is facing charges for leaving her toddler in a hot car.
Luz Agurre is charged with child desertion and cruelty to a juvenile. Capt. John Babin says Agurre didn’t want to wake her sleeping 3-year-old when she went inside Office Depot Tuesday night, so she left the child outside in the parking lot for around 30 minutes. Someone noticed the toddler and called 911.
The child was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and later released into the father’s custody.