Brittany Dawn Nicely went grocery shopping, left toddler asleep in sweltering SUV, police say

Woman arrested in New Port Richey

Published  2:41 AM HST Mar 13, 2013

A 26-year-old woman left her toddler inside her vehicle while she went grocery shopping, authorities said.

The Tampa Bay Times reported Brittany Dawn Nicely told police the 2-year-old boy has "just fallen asleep and she did not wish to wake him up."

MUGSHOTS: Have You Seen Death Row's Female Faces?

So, police said she left the boy inside the Land Rover with the windows rolled up and the ignition off. A police report stated the temperature inside the vehicle reached 95 to 100 degrees.

A surveillance video from the store showed Nicely was inside the store for about 20 minutes.

The police report said the child was warm to touch and sweating.

Nicely was arrested on a charge of child neglect and released on $5,000 bail. No attorney was listed on jail records.

Do you want to print this page now?