Mother who left kids in car for interview charged
Posted: Apr 7, 2014 8:49 PM CST | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 2:01 PM CST
Scottsdale, AZ (KPHO) -- It's unclear if an Arizona mom got the job she was interviewing for, but after a witness found her children, ages 2 years and 6 months in a hot car outside, she now faces child abuse charges.
Scottsdale police said a witness heard a crying child inside a Dodge Durango parked in an office complex parking lot at 9700 N. 91st St. in Scottsdale about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The woman reported to police the two young children were inside the vehicle parked directly in the sun, with the engine off, the doors closed and each of the four windows were just slightly open.
The mother, Shanesha Taylor, 35, returned to the vehicle about 45 minutes later and told the officer she had just finished a job interview and did not have anyone to watch her children. CBS News reports Taylor told poolice she was homeless and needed the job.
She was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse.
Her children are now in CPS custody.