Tennessee couple accused of leaving baby in hot car


Brittany Zanetti and Matthew Brown (Photos: WREG)

CORDOVA, Tenn. (WREG) — A toddler was pulled from a car after Shelby County, Tennessee deputies and Shelby County firefighters smashed a window.

Both agencies were called to a grocery store parking lot at 1230 N. Houston Levee Road Saturday.

The child was found in a Nissan Altima.

According to a release, “The toddler was left unattended in the locked car, windows up, not running, and parked in direct sunlight. Outside temperatures were over 90 degrees during this incident.”

The 15-month-old girl is in stable condition at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

The parents, Brittany Zanetti and Matthew Brown were found inside of the store where they were detained by deputies.

“Both Zanetti and Brown stated that they knowingly left the child unattended in the vehicle while they went shopping.”

They have both been charged with Child Abuse/Neglect Under 6 Years Old and are being held in the custody of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.


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