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Mother arrested after call regarding child left alone in vehicle

TYLER, May 8, 2014— On Wednesday, May 7, Tyler Police Department responded to Sam’s Wholesale located on the SSW Loop 323, in reference to a three year-old child left unattended in a vehicle around 1:35 p.m.

A witness who observed the child in the vehicle found Investigator Cory Hoover with the Smith County District Attorney’s office in the parking lot and notified him of the situation.

Hoover immediately went to the vehicle and located the child strapped in a car seat and found the door to be unlocked.  Hoover removed the child from the vehicle and he stated the child was very lethargic and ringing wet from sweat.

EMS was called to the scene to transport the child to a local hospital.

Officers located the mother of the child and believe that the child may have been left in the vehicle for approximately an hour unattended.

Officers identified the mother as Lisa Tang, age 44, of Whitehouse. Tang was placed under arrest for Child Endangerment, a 2nd degree felony, and transported to Smith County Jail.

Child Protective Services was contacted in reference to this incident.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin about the case. Click below for more.

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