A 29-year-old mother is cited for leaving her two children in a hot car while shopping at a store on the south side of Lincoln.
A woman spotted the sweating children in the car a little before 5 p.m. Sunday when it was 89 degrees. She told police she was able to get the child and a month-old sibling into her air-conditioned car to wait for officers.
Officer Angela Sands says the children’s mother was cited for child negligence. Sands says the mother estimated that she’d been in the Kohl’s store for 15 to 20 minutes.
Authorities say a 1-year-old child died after his mother mistakenly left him inside her vehicle in the parking lot of her Columbus workplace.
(information from Associated Press)