Sarasota County Sheriff's Department Jail Report.
NAME: BEEKMAN, KASANDRA
Florida Mother Charged After Baby Left in Car With Windows Up
FOX NEWS Saturday, August 22, 2009
NORTH PORT, Fla. — A Florida baby is in state care after authorities say his mother left him in a vehicle with the windows rolled up.
Kasandra Beekman, 24, was charged Friday with felony child neglect, according to police. Officers say she left her 8-month-old son in her car with the windows rolled up and the engine turned off Thursday while shopping at a Wal-Mart in North Port.
It was 92 degrees on Friday with high humidity and no cloud cover. For those of you who have never endured a summer in Florida, temps inside a closed up vehicle can reach 130 degrees in a matter of minutes, see VIDEO CLICK HERE.
Witnesses called 911, and a store manager and a customer gave the baby first aid until paramedics arrived.The baby was treated at a hospital and released to the Department of Children and Families. Beekman was being held on $25,000 bail, felony charge.