Lexington Woman To Be Arraigned For Leaving Child In Hot Van

LEXINGTON, KY -- A Lexington woman charged with allegedly leaving her three-year old child in a hot van Saturday will be arraiged in Fayette District Court tomorrow (Monday).

Thirty-seven year old Tanuja Patel was arrested by police, accused of leaving the child in the van outside Bed, Bath & Beyond.

A witness told police she saw the child asleep in a car seat, the van was not running and the windows were rolled up. The incident occured about 3:pm. in the parking lot outside the Nicholasville Road store.

Patel was taken to the Fayette County Detention Center and later released on $5-thousand dollars cash bond. She is to be arraigned at 1pm.

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