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MOM CITED AFTER POLICE BREAK INTO CAR TO AID BABY

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A Provo woman was issued a misdemeanor citation Wednesday afternoon after police broke out a window in her parked car to remove her crying and sweating infant daughter.

Provo Police Capt. George Pierpont said the 23-year-old woman was issued a class B misdemeanor citation for allegedly leaving an infant unattended in a parked car.Pierpont said police received a call at about 5:15 p.m. about an infant in a locked car at about 50 E. Center St. When officers arrived, the 1-year-old girl was crying and sweating profusely. Officers tried to open a door with a device used to unlock cars but could not get the door open. An officer then broke out one of the car's windows and removed the infant.

At about the same time that paramedics arrived, the woman came out of a nearby store with an older child. Pierpont said she would not allow paramedics to check and treat her daughter.

"She wanted to know who was going to pay for her window," he said.

Pierpont said the woman claimed she was only in the store about two or three minutes.

"It never seems like a long time to them, but to the baby in the car it's a very long time," Pierpont said.

An officer put a thermometer inside the car at 5:20 p.m. and got a reading of 118 degrees.