Mom arrested for infant in hot car during strip club audition

Kelsey McMurtry

WTVF

NASHVILLE, Tennessee- A woman and her friend are facing charges after they left her infant in a hot car outside a strip club where she was auditioning.

CBS affiliate WTVF in Nashville reports 24-year-old Kelsey McMurtry was auditioning at club in downtown Nashville Thursday while her nine-month-old daughter sat in a locked car with the windows up. A passerby saw her and called police.

According to a warrant, it was 72 degrees outside when officers arrived and temperatures inside the car had reached 100 degrees. Witnesses estimated the baby was in the car 30 minutes.

When the child was removed from the car, police said she was found to be wearing a coat and was drenched in sweat.

She was treated at a hospital and placed with children's services.

McMurtry's friend, 19-year-old Summer Taylor, told police she was watching the child but witnesses disputed that.

McMurtry and Taylor both face child neglect charges.