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2016-04-17 12:58

BABY LEFT IN CAR: Kelsey McMurtry (left) and her friend Summer Taylor were arrested on charges on negligence for leaving McMurtry's 14-month old baby in the car for a strip club audition. Image: YouTube

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.

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

30 mins in a hot car

According to a warrant, it was 26 degrees Celsius outside when officers arrived and temperatures inside the car had reached almost 40 degrees. Witnesses estimated the baby was in the car 30 minutes.

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.

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