RIVERHEAD - An East Hampton woman is accused of leaving her baby in the car while she shopped at Wal-Mart.

The incident happened on Old Country Road in Riverhead. Officials arrested 27-year-old Theresa Thu Tran on Tuesday after someone in the parking lot heard a crying baby and called the police.

Authorities found the child in a car seat inside an Escalade. Tran is being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.