| 12.05,19. 03:56 AM |
Four-year-old's call leads police to seven toddlers locked in hot car
Seven toddlers have been freed from a hot car after a four-year-old boy managed to call authorities from a phone he found inside the vehicle.
According to a police report, officers rushed to the vehicle at a car park in Waldorf in the US state of Maryland to find the children, aged between 2 and 4, who were “scared” and “sweaty”, US television station WJLA reported.
It is unclear how long the children were left in the car. Authorities say a woman had instructed the children to remain in the car.
Police found only one car seat inside the vehicle.
A woman, who is understood to be the mother of two of the children, has since been arrested.
While the car had been left unlocked, the windows were all closed.
The woman returned to the vehicle with officers on the scene, where she refused to explain the reason why she had left the children alone.
She has since been charged with confinement in a motor vehicle.
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is consulting with the State’s Attorney’s office about further charges.