Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car, Woman Charged: Miami-Dade Police

A Miami-Dade woman was arrested after a dog that was left in a hot car died, police said.

Letisha Carson, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report.

Carson appeared in court Monday where her bond was set at $5,500. She was appointed a public defender.

According to the report, Carson's mother called police to report that the dog was locked inside a gray Mazda in the 2100 block of Northwest 93rd Street.

When officers arrived the dog was out of the car but it passed away within minutes, the report said. Carson's mother said her daughter had brought the dog to her house to take care of it.

Officers contacted Carson by phone and she said she had left the dog in the car but had cracked the window, the report said. Carson's mother said she wasn't allowed to bring the dog into her home because her landlord didn't allow animals, the report said.

Animal Control responded to the scene and found that it was 115 degrees inside the car, the report said.

Carson arrived on the scene and started curing at officers and demanded they let her mother go, the report said. She was "screaming and acting belligerent" and was taken into custody, the report said.

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