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Copiague mom left child in running car at Target, police say

Juliia Medvid, 29, of Copiague, was arrested Wednesday,

Juliia Medvid, 29, of Copiague, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, after she left her 5-year-old child unattended in a running vehicle in the parking lot of a Levittown Target, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

A Copiague mother who left her 5-year-old in a running car while she went into a department store faces child endangerment charges, Nassau County police said Thursday.

Juliia Medvid, 29, of Montauk Highway, told Second Precinct officers she was only in a Levittown Target for a few minutes when they responded to the store, at 3850 Hempstead Tpke., shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrested her on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child; she is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.

The child was released to a family friend, police said.

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