Police arrested a mother who they say left her 4-year-old in a car with no air conditioning and the windows rolled up because she was punishing him.
Jessica Lee Brown, 28, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Tuesday for investigation of child endangerment and child abuse.
Police were called to Draper City Park about 9 p.m. by a witness who saw a child inside a car, according to a police affidavit.
"It was approximately still 82 degrees outside as I arrived on scene," the officer wrote in the affidavit. "I determined that the vehicle the child was in also was not turned on, and all windows were indeed rolled up."
When the officer found the mother, she said her 4-year-old son was "acting out" at the park so she placed him in the vehicle for "punishment," the report states.
The officer touched the child's forehead, and "it was hot to the touch, and the child was sweating. (The officer) also advised that the 4-year-old child had puffy eyes," according to the affidavit.
Brown then admitted to using methamphetamine and heroin.
The child was given into the care of relatives.
A woman who left her 4-year-old in a car with the windows rolled up and no air conditioning because she was punishing him was arrested for investigation of child abuse.