Woman issued a summons for allegedly leaving baby in car

A Rowayton woman was issued a summons for allegedly leaving her 7-month-old baby daughter locked in her Mercedes-Benz while shopping at the Stamford Town Center mall Thursday evening.

Lt. Diedrich Hohn said mall security called police shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday after a passerby noticed the child locked in the car with no one around.

About 20 minutes after police were called, the child’s mother, Denise Corcoran, 42, of 198 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk, returned to the vehicle, according to Hohn. She explained to officers that she had only been gone for 10 minutes and did not want to wake the baby to bring her in the mall while she shopped for baby clothes, Hohn said.

Before Corcoran returned, police were able to jimmy one of the doors of the Mercedes 300 open and the child, sweating and crying, was removed, Hohn said.

The child was taken to Stamford Hospital where the baby’s temperature was found to be normal, and she was released to her mother’s care, Hohn said.

Corcoran was issued a misdemeanor ticket for leaving a child in attended in a motor vehicle. Hohn said the state Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.

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