LAWRENCE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Queens mother has been arrested on charges of child endangerment after leaving her year-old infant unattended in a locked car, police said.

Shanequa Mason, 22, allegedly left her daughter strapped into a car seat inside her Toyota for 15 minutes on Wednesday while she shopped at a store in Lawrence, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

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When police arrived at the scene, they said the child was crying and sweating and Emergency Medical Services was called.

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Mason was placed under arrest.

Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack called the action “tremendously dangerous.”

“We all know as drivers, on a hot summer day with the windows rolled up, even if you left an air-conditioned car, how quickly, within minutes, that car will reach temperatures that are very, very dangerous—particularly to an infant,” Lack said.

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The child was unharmed and released into the custody of a family member.