An Eastford woman is facing a pair of charges for allegedly leaving her 4-year-old unattended on a hot summer day two months ago while working her shift at a Route 30 convenience store, a police spokesman said.
Police made the arrest on an outstanding warrant after a traffic stop on Talcottville Road on Thursday, a police spokesman said.
Jennifer Marinaro, 41, was charged with risk of injury to a minor and leaving a child younger than 12 in a public place unattended, a police spokesman said.
A customer noticed the child in the car at the Xtra Mart store, 1302 Hartford Turnpike, at 6:16 a.m. on July 8, and called police, a police spokesman said. The temperature was in the 90s that day, according to weather records.
Marinaro claimed she did not have a babysitter and did want to be late for work, a police spokesman said.
The child was allegedly in the car for about 25 minutes before the customer notified authorities, a police spokesman said. A warrant had to be secured before mariner could be arrested, a police spokesman said.
Police are also investigating a recent robbery at the store.