Caregiver arrested after allegedly leaving autistic woman in 109° car while getting waxed at salon
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Kansasville woman has been arrested after police say she left an autistic woman in an unattended vehicle for 30 minutes while she got a waxing procedure done.
Bridget Flynn, 35, is facing charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, False Imprisonment, Obstructing an Officer, and Negligently Abusing or Neglecting Patient.
The City of Burlington Police Department was called to the intersection of Washington and Pine in regards to a handicapped vehicle with a disabled individual inside that was left unattended for 30 minutes.
Police located a woman lying in the backseat with a sweaty, glazed look on her face.The vehicle doors were locked, all of the windows were up, and the vehicle was parked in the full sun.
Officers saw the defendant, later identified as Flynn, exit Trend Setters Salon and approach the van.
Flynn allegedly stated that she was the victim's caregiver and that the victim required constant care.
She allegedly gave officers the wrong contact info and name for the group home she was employed at.
Officers learned that the victim is autistic and has a seizure disorder.
Flynn told police that she wasn't gone long and only stopped in Trend Setters to use the bathroom. Officers made contact with Trend Setters and learned that Flynn had come in for a wax. Flynn was unable to see the vehicle from the waxing room.
She was supposed to take the victim to Discovery World in Milwaukee for the day.
The interior of the van was 109°.