A 26-year-old mother was arrested for leaving her 1-year-old child unattended in a car at a Huntington shopping center Friday.
Aimee Rachlin of Old Brookville was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in the parking lot of the Big H Shopping Center, located at 839 New York Ave.
Suffolk County police responded to a 911 call of a small child in a 2011 Mercedes Benz at 11:10 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the girl profusely sweating in the unlocked car, according to the report.
Police say the engine was off and the windows were slightly open. The vehicle was parked in direct sunlight and she was in the car for approximately 15 minutes.
No injuries were reported. Rachlin was released on bail and her daughter was released to the mother's custody. Child protective services were notified and the investigation is continuing, according to police.
A heat advisory has been issued for Suffolk County Friday with the heat index in Huntington expected to rise well above 100 degrees.