CYPRESS — Officers with the Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s office rescued a sleeping two-year-old child inside an unattended, locked car that was not running Saturday afternoon.

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According to the precinct, constable deputies responded to the 6500 block of the North Grand Parkway in reference to a welfare check. Upon deputies arriving, a witness explained that a child was left unattended in a locked motor vehicle that was not running, Oct. 5, 2019.

The precinct reported that the officers quickly located the vehicle and observed a two-year-old child inside sweating and asleep. According to the precinct, the temperature was 92 degrees at the time. The child was quickly removed from the vehicle and examined by EMS.

(Pct. 4 booking photo)

According to the precinct, the mother, identified as Ahlam Maleg, was surrounded by concerned citizens who advised that the child was in the vehicle for approximately 15-20 minutes before the mother exited the department store.

The precinct states that Child Protective Services were contacted and advised of the facts of this case, and the child was released to a family friend who arrived on scene.

“Ahlam Maleg was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with Child Endangerment,” stated Constable Mark Herman. “Her bond was set at $1,000.00 out of the 180th District Court.”

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