Mother arrested after leaving three children in hot car
The police says the front windows of the car were about to open only one inch.
A Michigan woman was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly locked three children, who are 6 years old and under, in a minibus during one of the hottest days in years.
The police got a 911 call around 9 a.m. Sunday after people spotted three children — ages 2, 3, and 6 — in a gold van parked in the Meijer lot in Clinton Township, FOX2 Detroit reported. A police officer went into the supermarket in search of their mother, while another officer worked to make the children, who in the van while the temperature soared passed 90 degrees that day.
The 6-year-old girl was eventually able to open a door, releasing a burst of hot air as the children came out of the vehicle, sweating profusely.
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Officers located an unidentified 37-year-old woman, who said she went to the supermarket to shop. The wife of Mount Clemens claimed they checked on her two daughters and niece several times during the almost half an hour she was gone, but police said surveillance video showed the woman did not bother to go outside to see if the children were ok, the report stated.
The woman was arrested but has since been released after posting bond. The researchers told FOX2 the mother faces two counts of child neglect.
The children were assessed by the ambulance called to the scene. They were later transferred to an aunt.
Sunday was the second warmest June 17, included in the southeast Michigan, the Detroit News reported. High heat combined with humidity made it feel like 100 degrees.
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