15-month-old locked in car while parents grocery shop - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

15-month-old locked in car while parents grocery shop

Matthew Brown and Brittany Zanetti face child abuse charges related to leaving their 15-month-old inside a locked car in July. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Matthew Brown and Brittany Zanetti face child abuse charges related to leaving their 15-month-old inside a locked car in July. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

(WMC) - Shelby County deputies and firefighters rescued a toddler from inside a locked Nissan Altima Saturday afternoon.

With temperatures at 86 degrees and hardly any clouds in the sky, the toddler's parents left her inside a locked car with all the windows rolled up and the engine turned off.

Firefighters broke a window and removed the 15-month-old girl from the hot car. She was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in stable condition.

Deputies found the child's parents, 25-year-old Brittany Zanetti and 28-year-old Matthew Brown, shopping inside Kroger on N. Houston Levee Road.

Both parents told deputies they knowingly left the child in the car. They were taken into custody, charged with child abuse and neglect, and held on $10,000 bonds.

Police documents say the child will be released into her grandmother's care when she leaves the hospital.

Deputies urge all residents to make sure no child is left unattended in a vehicle. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911 immediately.

Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    All lanes open on I-10 W near Crowley, following fatal crash

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:29:17 GMT
    SOURCE: KATCSOURCE: KATC

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

    More >>

    Police are on scene of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 West at Mile Marker 78, west of Crowley.  Multiple Air Med Helicopters are en route. Multiple emergency agencies are assisting with the crash.  According to a spokesman with Louisiana State Police, the crash resulted in a fatality. There is no confirmed amount of fatalities in the crash. I-10 West is closed to traffic at Mile Marker 80 in Crowley. Congestion has reached 4 miles in length. Use US 90 West as an ...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm temperatures with rain arriving by the middle of the week

    Sunday, March 26 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-03-26 21:12:21 GMT
    Mostly cloudy skies MondayMostly cloudy skies Monday

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

    More >>

    Overnight we will have partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for fog to develop again overnight, but only if the wind calms down enough. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the middle 60s. Monday, we will have mostly cloudy skies. Throughout the day, we could also see a couple areas with drizzle. No significant rain is expected. So, if you see any light showers, it will pass by quickly. Temperatures will still be warm with highs in the lower 80s. Tuesday should be a great day! 

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    TRAFFIC: Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:59:30 GMT
    (Source: Google traffic)(Source: Google traffic)

    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

    More >>

    Avoid I-10 eastbound in Vinton.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly