AZ Mother Leaves Baby On Top of Car Roof

AZ Mother Leaves Baby On Top of Car Roof

19-year-old Catalina Clouser 19-year-old Catalina Clouser

PHOENIX, AZ - Phoenix Police have arrested a woman who allegedly drove off after forgetting that her 5 week old baby was in a car seat on the roof of her vehicle.

Phoenix PD say they were called out early Saturday after witnesses found a child strapped in a safety seat in the middle of an intersection.

The 5 month old baby boy wasn't hurt. He's now in the custody of Arizona child protective services.

Authorities say the child's mother, 19-year-old Catalina Clouser had been smoking marijuana earlier with her boyfriend and again later in the evening at a friends.  

Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department says whatever she was under the influence of was a deciding factor of what did happen to this child. And we are extremely happy that for the baby this turned out well and the baby is going to be ok."

The mother is being charged with two felony counts one for child abuse the other for a DUI.

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