3-week-old infant rescued from SUV parked on John Tyler Community College campus

Posted at 12:40 AM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 07:51:43-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- Police rescued an infant left alone in an SUV parked on John Tyler Community College Wednesday afternoon. It was unclear just how long the three-week-old child had been left alone before security guards and Chesterfield Police responded to the college's Chester campus.

"I saw an ambulance and a bunch of officers checking on a baby and talking about diapers," freshman Jess Robertson said.

Chesterfield Police said they arrived at the parking lot to find the child had been left alone inside the car for "a period of time."

The child was taken to VCU Medical Center as a precaution and appeared to be okay.

Robertson said he saw security surround a black SUV.

"Two big guys pulled down the window because it was left cracked,” he said. “The alarm went off and they opened the door and pulled out a baby car seat with the infant in it."

Witnesses said a woman was detained on the property, but she was eventually let go.

Police said no arrests have been made yet, but the investigation is ongoing.

Students like Stone Adams, who watched everything unfold right outside his classroom window, said it's simply unacceptable.

"Neglecting a baby,” Adams said. “Man, you can't do that."

Students said the SUV was parked on the northwestern side of Moyar Hall.

We’ll provide an update if police file charges.