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Ken Suarez reported on "Fox and Friends" this morning that Mirelys Acosta-Cruz, 21, drove her minivan to Tampa's Home Instead Senior Care, where she had just been hired as a cleaning lady.

She went inside and left her toddler unattended in the running vehicle for about an hour with the fan on, but not the air conditioner.

Suarez reported that a passerby contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to report the little girl screaming inside the van.

Acosta-Cruz was arrested on scene and faces a child neglect charge.

The child was taken into protective custody by Child Protective Investigative Services. She was reportedly in good condition.

Suarez reported that nine children died last year in the U.S. because they were left in hot cars, a third of them in Florida.

"People, unfortunately, have to take care of their kids much better than they do," Suarez said. "When they don't, sometimes there are dire results."

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