A woman was arrested tonight on suspicion of child endangerment after an infant was found in an unattended vehicle in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, a police spokesman said.
Officers went to the corner of Ellis and Hyde streets at about 9:20 p.m. on reports of an infant in a vehicle with no adults around, police Officer Boaz Mariles said.
Officers found the child alone in a locked vehicle and searched for the owner of the vehicle for about 15 minutes. Firefighters also responded and, with clearance from police, broke the window to access the infant, Mariles said.
A woman claiming to be the child’s mother then approached the vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. The infant, who is in good condition, was released to a family member from Oakland, Mariles said.
Mariles did not release the name of the woman arrested.