Mom Arrested after Leaving Kids in 90-degree Car

June 4, 2010

A young mother in Richmond has been charged with child neglect after leaving her two children inside a hot car.

Police rescued the children after receiving reports they were locked inside the car outside of a community center. Police say the mother was arrested shortly after the children were removed from the vehicle.

One child was hers, while the other was the child of a friend.

"I know that it can seem inconvenient and maybe you think you're just running in for a minute," child advocate Peg Ruggiero said. "But you've got to take your children with you."

Police say the temperature inside the vehicle was around 90 degrees.


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