FDNY saves toddler from locked car in a Queens parking lot as mom shopped at TJMaxx Tweet email

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The FDNY arrived on the scene to free the screaming child trapped inside the car.


The FDNY freed a crying toddler from a locked car in a Queens parking lot — and then cops busted the mom for leaving the little girl while she went shopping, authorities said Monday.

Elvira Sadikaj, 46, of East Elmhurst turned the engine off and rolled up the windows of a black Honda CR-V on Sunday before leaving her 2-year-old daughter behind while she went into a TJMaxx store, the Queens District Attorney’s office said.

A witness called authorities after seeing the girl crying and swearing inside the black SUV. Shortly after the FDNY arrived to free the screaming child, Sadikaj told emergency responders, “I wasn’t gone for a long time,” authorities said.

An undentified man at Sadikaj’s Queens home on Monday told the Daily News, “She’s a very good mom. Mistakes were made.” Sadikaj is charged with child endangerment.

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