CENTRAL VALLEY - A Manhattan mother was arrested Monday for allegedly leaving her young son alone in a hot car while she shopped at the Woodbury Common Outlets.
Silvia Harden, who is a designer for Ralph Lauren, is due in Woodbury Town Court Wednesday.
A passerby contacted police upon noticing the young boy buckled into his car seat in the locked car. Police say the boy, who is younger than 2 years old, seemed scared and nervous. The child was rescued through an open window and was hot, but OK.
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Orange County Child Protective Services interviewed Harden and were concerned enough about her son's welfare to take him into custody.