It is not uncommon for a person to place an object, such as a cell phone or a drink on the top of their car, forget it is there, and then drive away.

On Saturday a Phoenix woman took this type of careless conduct to the next level as she was arrested when she drove her car after forgetting that she placed her 5-week-old baby on its roof, according to Yahoo News.

Witnesses called police early Saturday after they saw the child strapped in a safety seat in the middle of an intersection, said Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes

Luckily, the baby boy was unharmed.

He is currently in the custody of Arizona Child Protective Services.

Authorities said that the mother, Catalina Clouser, 19, her boyfriend and their friends had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening at a neighboring park.

Police further said that Clouser was upset that her boyfriend was arrested for a suspected DUI, earlier in the night, which lead her to go to her friends home and smoke more marijuana.

She left the home around midnight. That is when police allege that she put her sleeping child on the roof of her car and drove away, forgetting that he was there.

If all of these allegations are true it may be difficult for the mother to regain custody of her child. Although child services would like to give natural parents the benefit of the doubt in custody battles, the mother's actions demonstrate that she is likely not fit to raise a child.

After what happened, she should be thankful that she is still alive.

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