Homeless Woman Arrested For Leaving Sons In Hot Car To Attend An Interview
A homeless woman from Scottsdale, Arizona, who left her two young children locked in a car to attend a job interview has lost her children to Child Protective Services and is now facing felony child abuse charges.
Scottsdale police say a witness reported hearing a child crying inside a SUV that was parked in direct sunlight and the witness did not see an adult around.
A 2-year-old boy and 6-month-old boy were inside the vehicle alone with the engine off, doors locked and each of the four windows slightly cracked.
The witness says the boys were crying and sweating profusely in the SUV that police say reached temperatures of more than 100 degrees.
When the mother, Shanesha Taylor, returned to the SUV 45 minutes later, police arrested her.
Taylor allegedly told police she was homeless, unemployed and did not have anyone to watch her children.
“She was upset,” Scottsdale police sergeant Mark Clark told WFSB. “This is a sad situation all around. She said she was homeless, she needed the job. Obviously, not getting the job. So it’s just a sad situation.”
Taylor remains in jail confirmed an official of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office. She will likely remain there until her first court date.