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Nashville Police Officers Smash Window Of SUV To Save Toddler In Hot Car, Mother Arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) -- A Mt. Juliet police officer smashed the window of an SUV to save a toddler sweating in the vehicle, WTVF reports.

Authorities said a citizen called police after seeing the child alone in the SUV in the Walgreens parking lot on Crossings Lane.

When arriving on the scene, the officer observed that the vehicle was not running and the 2-year-old was sweating; so they broke out the window to rescue the child.

Medics also responded to the scene and checked on the toddler, who is okay.

The child's mother, 30-year-old Mariam Banoub of Mt. Juliet, was located inside the Walgreens with a 4-year-old girl.

Officers told WTVF they believe she intentionally left her vehicle unattended for around 42 minutes.

Banoub was charged with leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle, child neglect, and resisting arrest. She was booked into the Wilson County Jail.

The young children were released to their father.