Oklahoma mom arrested after 1-year-old son reportedly left in freezing car while she worked

By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World Modified: January 29, 2014 at 10:45 am •  Published: January 29, 2014
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A Tulsa mother accused of leaving her 1-year-old son alone in car during below freezing temperatures while she worked was booked into jail on $100,000 bond Tuesday.

Shalamar Ratliff, 27, told police she "knew it was stupid" to leave her baby in the parking lot of Hillcrest Hospital for eight hours, "but did it anyway," according to an arrest report.

Ratliff told detectives that she took the baby to work with her about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 because she didn't want to call in sick, the report said.

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