HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police have charged a 21-year-old woman with leaving a 2-month-old infant in her car for about 20 minutes while she had a morning drink at a bar.
Police say the woman at first brought the infant into the Hingham bar with her just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
She was refused service and left, but returned a few minutes later without the child.
An off-duty police officer became suspicious and called local police, who found the infant under a blanket in a car seat. Temperatures in the Boston area Thursday were below freezing.
The baby was unharmed but brought to the hospital as a precaution.
The woman, whose name was not released, was charged with child endangerment and disturbing the peace. Police did not say if she was child’s mother.