JARRELL, Texas (KXAN) — The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said a mother will not face any charges after her 4-year-old son was found in a hot car Thursday outside their home.
Deputies said it appears the boy somehow got out of the house and locked himself in the car while his mother was sleeping.
A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said she spotted the boy sitting in the front seat of a brown sedan in the parking lot. She called 911 and tried to open the locked doors, then ran to get a man working on a maintenance project behind her house.
The worker, who did not want to share his name either, said it took him about a minute to free the boy after he stuck his arm through a partially cracked window and opened the door. He said he then moved the boy into some shade nearby because the boy was red, crying, disoriented and could not speak.
They said deputies and medics arrived a few moments later. Deputies said the boy was released from a Temple hospital after he went there Thursday to get checked out.
The boy’s mother told KXAN that her son is fine now. She would not say what she was doing when he somehow got out of the house. She would not comment either on how long she thought the boy may have been locked inside the car.
The sheriff’s office said its investigation into this incident is now over.