Woman Leaves Young Daughter in Hot Van While She Shops at Costco

One New Jersey woman is in hot water with officials after leaving one of her children in her car while she shopped at a Hackensack Costco. According to Rafael Rodriguez – the man who uploaded the video – he noticed the little girl in the Toyota Sienna Thursday (July 30) during the heatwave the tri-state area endured last week. “The child was hot and sweaty and crying” when he noticed her, according to the news. He failed at his attempt to pry the window open, however police arrived moments later and retrieved the child after breaking the glass.

The mother, Chaeyoung Lim-Kim, can be seen towards the end of the video being scolded by onlookers as she arrives to the van with another child and a cart full of a groceries. According to reports, the little girl was subjected to a temperature of at least 80 degrees while inside the van.

Lim-Kim has since been charged with child endangerment.

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