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Woman Arrested for Leaving Child in 140 Degree Car While Getting Nails Done

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A Washington woman was arrested for leaving her child in a hot car while she got her nails Rasheena+Francisdone.

Rasheena Francis of East Hartford, Connecticut was charged with reckless endangerment and injury to a minor after leaving her six year old child in the car, NBC Washington reports.

On Friday at 1:30 in the afternoon, Francis, 28, left her 6 year old unattended for up to two hours while she went inside the nail salon.

Francis admitted to police that she left her child in the car while she went to get a manicure. The temperature in the car was 140 degrees, according to police.

The boy was taken to the hospital but appeared fine.

Francis posted bond and is due back in court next month.

There have been a number of cases of parents having left their kids in hot cars this summer, even causing one father to videotape his experience of sitting in a hot car.

In one recent case, Juan Munford, 47, allegedly left his twin one year old daughters in a hot car with the windows rolled up while he had sεx with a woman up against a wall at an apartment complex.

Neighbors called police after they heard the girls crying in the car.

This trend has gained attention over the summer, but children dying in hot cars is actually nothing new.

“In the past 20 years more than 670 U.S. children have died of heatstroke in hot cars. To date this year KidsAndCars.org has recorded 18 such fatalities, including the deαth last week of a 10-month-old girl in Wichita, Kansas, who was unknowingly left in a vehicle on a 90-degree day,” TIME reports.

Although some of the hot car incidents are intentional, others are accidents, prompting a “Look Before You Lock” campaign which encourages parents to look inside their vehicle before locking the doors. Some observers have even suggested that parents leave one shoe in the backseat with the child to avoid leaving their children in hot cars.