Mother arrested after leaving her 13-month-old baby in a hot car outside a strip club where she was auditioning.

Kelsey McMurtry, 24, was auditioning at the club in downtown Nashville last Thursday while her daughter sat in a locked car with the windows up, WSB-TV reported.

A witness saw the baby who was dressed in a coat and sweating and called police.

According to a warrant, it was 22C outside when officers arrived and temperatures inside the car had reached 37C.

Witnesses estimated the baby was in the car 30 minutes.

She was treated at a hospital and placed with children’s services.

McMurtry’s friend, 19-year-old Summer Taylor, said she had an eye on the child while her mother auditioned, according to WSMV. However, witnesses told police she never left the strip club in the 30 minutes the child was outside.

Police arrested McMurtry and Taylor on charges of child neglect. Authorities also charged McMurtry with criminal impersonation after she allegedly lied about her name in an apparent effort to avoid an outstanding warrant, WSMV reported.

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  • This may sound horrible, but I honestly believe that you should have to pass some kind of tests to be able to have and be responsible for children.
    Why would you think this is okay??? This is just as bad as the lady who have a child an adult dosage of panadol. WHY!!!!!


  • Some people are just stupid. I feel really sorry for this young baby.


  • What a loser. Thank goodness the child is in safer hands


  • There is no excuse for leaving a baby in a car for 30 minutes what so ever.


  • Thankfully someone called for help, I hope the mum gets the help and support she needs


  • Thank goodness someone saw the child and called for help. If not for that person this story could be very different.


  • That’s disgraceful. Poor bubba. Thankfully witnesses called police in time.


  • Absolutely disgusting. I hope she doesn’t get that poor baby back and gets charged to the full extent


  • The poor little child – glad there was intervention.


  • This is revolting! How a mom can do this?! There are lots of cases of tragedies with kids left in the car, do they not think about it?!


  • I can’t understand why people are still leaving kids in cars.


  • Disgusting. I hope she feels the full force of the law and that the child is gets the love and proper care she deserves.


  • Oh no, I am flabbergasted……..hot days and still people leave their children and pets in the car. It’s not like they can say they were unaware, this neglect is consistently in the news headlines


  • So bad on so many levels. Glad the child is ok


  • Terrible! And she lied too about her name! Luckily that nothing bad happened to the baby!!

    • …and her “friend” lied about keeping an eye on the baby too. I am glad she was charged too.


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