Two Lubbock women now face child endangerment charges. Police say 19-year-old Lamecia Austin, and 36-year-old Mona Austin left a child locked inside a hot, car with the engine off at the K-Mart on University Avenue Friday evening. People in the parking lot tried to shield the child from the sun.
When police arrived they busted out the car window and got the child out. Authorities believe the child will be okay. The Austin's were arrested for abandoning and endangering a child. They also had other warrants. Child Protective Services placed the child with a relative.