Police: Albertville Woman Left Grandchild in Hot Car

BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) -- Officers rescued a 2-year-old girl soaked in sweat from a hot car.

Boaz Police arrested 45-year-old Angela Parrish Coffey of Albertville on Monday afternoon, charging her with reckless endangerment and illegal possession of prescription drugs.

A witness called police to report a small child who appeared to be in distress inside a car at Walmart on Highway 431.  Police said the windows were up and the engine was off.

Investigators said a patrol officer was about to force entry into the car when Coffey walked up, and the officer questioned her about leaving the child alone in the car in the heat.

Police took her into custody, and Deputy Chief Todd Adams said officers who searched the vehicle found a variety of controlled medications inside an unlabeled bottle.

Adams said the Department of Human Resources came to check on the child, and placed the child in the care of the great-grandmother.

Filed in: News, Northeast Alabama

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