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Girl, 3, found in locked car in Orlando, deputies say

Chandra Cuyler arrested on child neglect charges

Chandra Cuyler.
Chandra Cuyler.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Sheriff's officials in Florida have arrested the mother of a 3-year-old girl who was left locked inside a hot car.

Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson said in a news release that someone noticed the child inside the car parked outside the juvenile detention center on Tuesday afternoon and talked her into opening the car door.

Williamson says the person then brought the child inside the building. She was sweating, but didn't appear to be in distress. Paramedics took her to the hospital where she was treated and released.

The detention center staff found Chandra Cuyler, 38, and deputies arrested her. She's facing child neglect charges.

Jail records don't say whether she has a lawyer.