Mom accused of leaving newborn in car while shopping with other kids

Mom accused of leaving newborn in car while shopping with other kids

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Tiesha Mychelle Parsons was charged with reckless conduct after allegedly leaving a newborn inside a vehicle. (Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

A Douglas County woman told police that her infant daughter was sleeping and that she believed her older daughter had gotten the baby out of the car.

But according to witnesses and police, the baby was strapped in a car seat and was crying and kicking shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Sunny Beauty Supply in Douglasville. An officer was able to enter the vehicle through an unlocked rear door, according to police.

About 30 minutes after a witness called 911, the baby’s mother, Tiesha Mychelle Parsons, returned to her car, police said Monday. Parsons, 34, had two other children with her.

Paramedics evaluated the baby, who was not seriously injured. The three children with Parsons and four others at her Douglasville home were released to a family member and DFACS was notified, according to police.

Parsons was arrested and charged with reckless conduct. She was released Monday afternoon after posting $1,000 bond, jail records showed.

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