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Police: Mother who left baby in car fought with officers

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The baby's mother, Brittany Isom, 28, was inside M&N Discount Tobacco where she was shopping when officers found her. The baby's mother, Brittany Isom, 28, was inside M&N Discount Tobacco where she was shopping when officers found her.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - A mother is accused of leaving her infant in her car, then fighting officers who responded to help.

The boy was found sweating in direct sunlight in the back seat of the running car on Thursday afternoon, according to Memphis police.

Police dispatchers said it was 86 degrees outside just after 3:30 p.m. when two women flagged down officers to tell them about the boy left inside the car.

The baby's mother, Brittany Isom, 28, was inside M&N Discount Tobacco where she was shopping when officers found her. Police say she started fighting and cursing at them. At one point, officers say Isom told police she "will go out there when she's done." She also told police she could see the child from the window.

"She ought to be blessed enough that somebody cared enough to see about her children," said Laquida Richmond, who has a baby girl.

A new law will soon allow people to break a window in order to help an unattended child without getting into trouble. But, that person must call police first and the car will have to be locked. The law is awaiting Governor Haslam's signature.

Isom is charged with leaving a child unattended inside a vehicle, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. She posted a $100 bond.

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