Norwalk police have arrested a woman they say left her infant alone in a car twice in one day.
Police and fire crews responded to a parking garage at 770 Connecticut Avenue around 12:20 p.m., after receiving a call from a woman who found the child crying alone in a Toyota SUV. While crews were working to get the child out of the car, the baby’s mother returned.
Police determined that the mother, identified as 46-year-old Hiroko Kurihara of Stamford, had left the child alone while she was working out at the gym for approximately 30 minutes. She had also left the child alone for roughly an hour earlier that morning, according to police. She was arrested on scene.
The child was transported to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation and later released to the custody of the father. Kurihara was arrested on two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of unattended child left in a car. She is being held on a $10,000 bond.