Mom Plans Fun Day Of Getting Her Nails Done And Shopping, Decides Her Car Can Babysit Her Kids
A mom in Texas has been accused of leaving her children locked in a hot car for hours while she went shopping and got her nails done. Read on for more details!
A mom in Texas is facing serious charges after police caught her leaving her two small children in her car for hours while she got her nails done and ran errands.
According to Austin Police, when 26-year-old Raquel Perez arrived at a Walmart in Austin at 12:48 p.m. on May 5, 2016 with her children, a 21-month-old and a 3-year-old, she didn’t plan on taking them with her on the outing.
Surveillance footage from the scene reportedly shows Perez going into the Walmart alone and returning to the car with shopping bags.
By 1 p.m., Perez decided to leave her kids in the car once again while she went to a local nail salon for nearly a full hour.
It wasn’t until 1:55 p.m. that witnesses heard a child crying hysterically in the back seat of Perez’s car and finally called 911.
According to police, the children were left in the car alone for about 75 minutes, with the windows rolled down approximately one inch, while their mother went about her day.
Fortunately, witnesses at the scene were able to instruct the 3-year-old how to unlock the door so they could take the kids inside Walmart.
According to KXAN, one Austin firefighter who responded to the 911 call took a temperature reading of the car and found it to be 100 degrees, even after the doors were opened for several minutes.
Investigators say surveillance footage shows that Perez left the nail salon around 2:05 p.m. before she decided to go on a shoplifting spree in the area.
Perez reportedly attempted to leave the store with her stolen items around 2:23 p.m., but she set off the store’s anti-theft devices.
According to authorities, Perez only returned to the store to ask about her children once she put all of the stolen items back in her car.
Although officers called Perez about a week after the incident, she refused to talk to anybody.
According to KXAN, a warrant for her arrest was finally issued on April 4, 2017.
While it remains unclear exactly what kind of charges Perez will face, KXAN has posted a detailed timeline to show her movements on the day in question:
12:48 p.m. – Perez parked and walked into the store
12:55 p.m. – Perez left the store and put things in her car
1:00 p.m. – Perez reentered store and went to nail salon
1:55 p.m. – Witnesses called 911 after finding children
2:05 p.m. – Perez left salon, began shoplifting around store
2:23 p.m. – Perez left store, put stolen items in car, returned to store to ask about children
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