ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say a 2-year-old girl is expected to make a full recovery after she was pulled from inside a hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Saturday.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said the call came in around 6:20 p.m. at the Walmart on Alpine Avenue in Alpine Township.
Deputies said the little girl was in the back seat of the running car, appeared very sweaty with a red face and was unable to be woken up at first.
Authorities were forced to break through the car window to retrieve the little girl. It’s unclear how long the child had been in the car. She was taken to the hospital and treated for heat exhaustion.
The child’s grandmother was found shopping inside Walmart. The case has been referred to Child Protective Services and authorities have requested criminal charges be filed.