A Disney employee has been accused of leaving a 2-year-old alone in a parked car as she went back to work at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
Myriam Lubin Cadet, 37, a housekeeper at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, was charged with felony child neglect after security heard a child crying from a car parked in the employee lot Monday afternoon, according to an incident report.
The car was not running, and while a window was cracked open, the car was parked in an area with no shade, and the temperature in the vehicle was more than 113 degrees, deputies reported.
The 2-year-old was “crying and sweating profusely” when she was removed from the vehicle at about 1 p.m. after being alone for approximately 50 minutes, according to an incident report.
She was then taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared to be in stable condition.
“It is never, ever okay to leave a child in a car alone and unattended, especially in a hot car, not even for a second,” Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told InsideEdition.com. “Stop, think and check before walking away from your vehicle.”
Deputies reported Lubin Cadet was asked to watch the child a few hours earlier by a friend or family member after the child’s mother had gone into labor.
Lubin Cadet told her manager she had to go to her car for a minute, but instead picked up the 2-year-old nearby before returning back to her job, leaving the child in a car seat of the parked car, authorities said.
“If someone sees a child alone in a vehicle, we ask the witness to get involved and call 911 immediately,” Tejada-Monforte said. “Together we can make a difference and save lives in our community.”
Lubin Cadet was arrested and taken to Orange…