Whenever you hear a sad story about a child or pet being left in a hot car, it’s easy to jump to conclusions and assume their guardians are just bad people — but even good parents can find themselves at fault for forgetting to check the back seat. And then there are cases that seem like more clear-cut instances of horrible parenting, which this case appears to be. On June 13, someone at a Kroger in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, noticed a woman standing next to an SUV and acting strangely in the parking lot. The good Samaritan told a store employee, who called police and requested a welfare check. “An officer responded and found the woman, 27-year-old Alexandria Lee, standing outside the locked SUV, swaying to keep her balance, and appearing to be spaced out,” a Facebook post by the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) stated. But that wasn’t the worst of it. When authorities arrived, they said a baby was inside the locked SUV. She was strapped into a car seat with a blanket on her, was sweating and barely breathing, and it was 5:16 p.m. and 97 degrees outside. “The SUV was not running, and the infant had been inside the hot car for about 20 minutes,” said MFRD Engine 9 Firefighter Tyson Donaldson. “Our number one priority was to get the baby out of the hot car as soon as possible.” Firefighters broke the window and retrieved the baby, who was 5 weeks old, and quickly moved her to an officer’s patrol car to cool down in the air conditioning. first responders and the nurse. “The outside temperature was 97 degrees at the time with a heat index of 108 degrees,” Donaldson said in the MFRD post. “Without a doubt, the beautiful baby is still on this earth thanks (to) concerned citizens, emergency personnel and the off-duty nurse.” rescue of the innocent baby. “We want to remind parents not to leave children or animals unattended in a hot car,” Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department official Jeff Wright said in the Facebook post. “It is not only dangerous, but potentially deadly with the extreme temperatures we’ve been experiencing.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.