Mt. Juliet officer breaks out window, pulls toddler from hot SUV

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A Mt. Juliet police officer broke out a window to rescue a toddler from a hot SUV Monday afternoon.  

Police said they responded to the Walgreens on Crossings Lane after a citizen reported a young child alone in an SUV around 2:40 p.m.  

Upon arrival, officers found the 2-year-old boy buckled in a carseat in the backseat of a Nissan Rogue, which police said was not running. Police reported the little boy was screaming, crying and sweating.

A window was broken to get the child out of the SUV.  

Police said the child was checked out by paramedics and is ok.

The toddler’s mother, 30-year-old Mariam Banoub, was located inside the store with a 4-year-old child.  

Police said information from the scene led officers to believe the little boy was left unattended for nearly 25 minutes. 

Banoub was arrested and booked into the Wilson County jail. She is charged with leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle, child neglect and resisting arrest. 

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