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Mother arrested after police say she left her special needs child in vehicle
BEAUMONT- Beaumont Police arrested a woman Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Academy store on Eastex Freeway after police said she left her special needs daughter unattended in a vehicle.
Investigators said a passerby found 44-year old Alana Richard's 14-year old special needs daughter in a van with the sliding door ajar, unattended about 2 p.m.
Police said they believe the child with cerebral palsy was left unattended for at least 30 minutes.
The heat index about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon was around 103 degrees.
Police arrested Richard and charged her with abandoning or endangering a child.