Security guards at Meyerland Plaza rescued a nine month old baby from the backseat of a steaming hot car Friday afternoon.

A shopper walking through the parking lot heard screams coming from a vehicle and saw the young child in distress.

Police say the child had been left in the car unattended for about 20 minutes.  He was taken to the hospital for observation before being released to relatives.

The District Attorney's office says the mother has been charged with child abandonment.

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