We’re nearing that time of year again when dangerously irresponsible parents leave their kids in hot cars, sometimes with fatal consequences.
Thankfully, in this case from last year, the children were rescued in time.
Texas mom Raquel Perez, 26, is accused of leaving her 1- and 3-year-old children in a car on May 5, 2016, that was at least 100 degrees hot while she went into a Walmart to get her nails done.
While she was there, she also allegedly shoplifted items.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Perez’s children were found alone in a car and were “very hot, sweaty and dirty.” She was said to be in the store for more than an hour.
The doors of the car were locked. Concerned citizens tried and failed to unlock the car, but they heroically taught the 3-year-old child how to unlock the door.
The children were then taken to store security.
Perez, who was caught on surveillance camera loading stolen items into her car, eventually came back into the store to ask about her kids.
She told police that “she left her children in the car because they were asleep.”
But the law isn’t buying it.
Perez was charged with two counts of endangering a child on Wednesday.