Friday, August 31, 2007

Police Say Parents Left Toddlers Alone In Car

Way to go, Grandparents! - Police Say Parents Left Toddlers Alone In Car:
"Police Say Parents Left Toddlers Alone In Car
Stehanie Lucero Reporting (CBS 11 News)

McKINNEY The parents of two toddlers have been arrested. Police say they left their children alone in a car outside a store in McKinney.

The temperature Wednesday was in the mid 90's and likely even higher inside a vehicle. McKinney police have arrested 20-year-old Anthony Scott and his 20-year-old wife Jasmine. According to authorities the couple left their one-year-old and three-year-old children inside the family's 1984 Buick, with the windows rolled down.

The children's grandparents, who happened to be in the same shopping center parking lot, saw the car with the children inside and rescued them. According to police the grandmother took the children around the side of a building to teach her daughter and son-in-law a lesson. When the parents came out of the store the children were gone and they called 911.

Police found the children in the safe care of their grandmother. 'You would think they would know better than to do this for any length of time. We don't allow animals to stay inside of cars because of this very reason, much alone a one-year-old and a three-year-old,' said Captain Randy Roland, McKinney Police Department. Both parents face felony charges of abandoning and endangering a child. "

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