A Roswell woman is accused of leaving her 9-month-old baby inside a car while she was inside a CVS store for at least 10 minutes, police said.
Officers found Melissa Rae Tomesh, 33, inside the Holcomb Bridge store Friday night and arrested her, according to an incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her infant daughter, whose name was not released, was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite after showing signs of distress, according to police.
Another customer called 911 after seeing the baby inside the car in a rear-facing car seat for more than 10 minutes, according to police.
“The car is running and the baby is in the backseat,” the caller told the 911 operator.
The baby was still inside the Chrysler Sebring when officers arrived, the police report states.
“Officers discovered the child was a 9-month-old infant who was sweaty, crying, with bloodshot eyes, and a heavily saturated diaper,” the report states.
Tomesh was charged with second-degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct and booked into the Fulton County jail. She was released Tuesday after posting $12,000 bond, according to booking records.