(KMOV) -- Police responded to the DeSoto Walmart parking lot Monday morning after someone reported there was a baby alone in a vehicle.
When officers arrived, they found a 6-month-old female child alone in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. Shortly after police arrived, the mother of the child came out of the store and told police she was only in the store a minute or two. Officers arrested the mother at the scene, but was later released pending formal charges.
The child was placed in protective custody and remains in protective custody since no other family member has come forward to take care of her.