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Woman charged with leaving child in hot car in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police are charging a woman with reckless conduct after her 2-year-old daughter was found unattended in a car with the windows rolled up at a southwest Atlanta grocery store for about an hour Monday afternoon. 

Police said they received the call from the Kroger Citi Center on Cascade Avenue at about 3 p.m. A security guard making his rounds saw the girl in the back seat of the car, in a car seat, with the windows all closed. That guard said the child appeared to be sweating, so he smashed the front passenger’s side window and rescued the girl.

A short time later, the girl’s mother, 37-year-old Tamisha Upshaw came out of the store and was arrested on reckless conduct charges. She was taken into custody by Atlanta Police.

“I’ve been told the child is okay,” said an Atlanta Police spokesman. “The child was sweating profusely when they found her, but fortunately, this worked out.”

The child left the scene with other family members. Investigators said they were able to determine from video surveillance from the store that the child had been in the car for about an hour, based on what time the mother left the child in the car.