Woman Faces Charges for Leaving Child in Locked Car

Yolanda Clay left her 5-year-old foster child in a locked car with the windows up while she shopping at Edgewood Towne Centre.

Yolanda Clay, 53, of Rankin faces a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 18 before District Judge Kim M. Hoots following her arrest after she left her 5-year-old foster child in a locked car with the windows up on Sept. 6 in Edgewood Towne Centre.

Clay was arrested by police when she returned to the car after shopping at

She faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct. Police said she was unable to provide the child's last name or other information about him.

The child was transported to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Allegheny County Children Youth and Family removed three other foster children from Clay's Rankin home following the incident, according to Edgewood police.

Clay was taken to Allegheny County Jail after the incident but posted bail and was released.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures ranged between 67 and 87 degrees Sept. 6, the day of the incident.


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