Baby Left in Car While Parents Christmas Shopped: Cops

Mother Nataliyk Pimyuk and father Orest Babchuk each face a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

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    Police say a New York City couple left their 14-month-old son alone in a car while they shopped on Christmas Eve.     

    A woman noticed the toddler sitting alone in the back seat of a locked car in the parking lot of a Staten Island shopping center on Saturday, reports The Staten Island Advance.     

    The temperature outside the car was about 40 degrees at the time.     

    Police arrived after the woman called a child abuse hotline.     

    Emergency services officers unlocked the car and removed the boy. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.     

    When the parents returned, police arrested them.     

    Mother Nataliyk Pimyuk and father Orest Babchuk each face a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.     

    Pimyuk did not return a call seeking comment.