Mom suspected of leaving 4 kids in car amid California heat
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California have arrested a mother they say left her four toddlers in a parked car during triple-digit heat.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies responding in inland Victorville around midday Wednesday discovered three girls and a boy trapped in the hot car. Temperatures in the area topped 100 degrees.
Investigators believe the kids, ranging in age from 1 to 3, were inside for about 30 minutes with the engine off and the windows rolled up.
Officials say the 28-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty.
After being examined by paramedics, the children were released to the custody of a family member.