Florida Woman Saves Baby She Found Sitting in Hot Car

Lester Mason
July 22, 2018

After dialing 911, first responders rescued the child from the auto, which had its windows up and no air conditioning on during a 93-degree day, Chitwood said.

A Florida woman was charged with child neglect after an eight-month-old child was found alone in the back of a vehicle in 34 C heat.

"We avoided a disaster", he recalled.

Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call from Jessica Kaiser on Tuesday after she spotted a child alone in a parked vehicle.

First responders arrived minutes after the 911 call was made.

"Is he OK?" Burgess asks in video of the moment posted by officials. She was then arrested and charged with child neglect.

A passerby called 911 after noticing the baby was left in the auto. Her husband called 911. You see the mother hugging Kaiser, who say, "You're welcome".

"I challenge anyone, an adult, to sit in their vehicle for 24 minutes at 3 o' clock in the afternoon with the sun blazing down and see what the end result would be", he says.


The sheriff then addressed the heat in a auto without air conditioning and the responsibility of a parent.

In the video, the mother says, through tears, that she is a nurse and she has heard of other people leaving their kids in cars, but can't believe this happened to her.

"Had Jessica Kaiser not come out and been observant like that, we would have been discussing a tragedy of an 8-month-old child", Chitwood said.

Chitwood revealed that Burgess told investigators that she thought she had dropped her three children off at her father's home, before going to the store to run some errands.

The spokesperson also said that Burgess had said that forgetting her baby in the vehicle was 'her worst fear'.

The Orange City Fire Department also took to Facebook to warn about the dangers of leaving children in cars alone, without air conditioning, on hot days.

Burgess was in court Wednesday and The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, authorities said. The website noheatstroke.org reports 767 children have died due to pediatric vehicular heatstroke since 1998.

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