The toddler wasn’t named, WJLA reported.
Authorities with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were then called to a parking lot in Waldorf, finding the children “sweaty” and “scared,” officials noted.
Charles County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating after authorities say seven toddlers from ages 2 to 4 years old were left in a hot car in a parking lot of the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf. https://t.co/Z4gjFmepZD
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) May 10, 2019
The car was unlocked, but the windows were rolled up.
Sheriff’s officials said there was only a single car seat in the vehicle, WJLA reported.
The suspect in the case is a mother of two of the children involved in the case. The mother allegedly told the children not to leave the vehicle, it was reported.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) May 13, 2019
That’s when the 4-year-old boy called the local authorities.
When Charles County Fire & EMS arrived on the scene, they found that none of the children required medical attention.
Officers said they aren’t sure how long the children were in the vehicle. The mother came outside as authorities were on the scene about 10 minutes later, Southern Maryland News Net reported, adding that she is 37.
The mother didn’t explain what she was doing or why she left the kids inside the vehicle, WJLA reported.
Authorities charged the woman with confinement of children inside a motor vehicle. Officers conferred with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office, noting that more charges are pending, according to Southern Maryland News Net.
Meanwhile, the Department of Social Services responded and are assisting.
Hot Car Incidents
Recently, there have been two high-profile hot car deaths in the United States.
A father’s decision tragically ended up costing him his young son’s life.
Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley is expected back in court later this week after he was charged with manslaughter for leaving his 4-year-old son in a hot car for hours. pic.twitter.com/qdw2wD7MD2
— Ashley Zilka (@ashleyzilka) May 7, 2019
Lakewood Township police said they are investigating the death of the nearly 2-year-old girl, NBC New York reported, which added that the girl died at around 2 p.m. local time.
Mayor Meir Lichtenstein said warm temperatures contributed to this girl’s death. “It seems like wonderful parents. They have one other child that is approximately 4 1/2 years old that is also a girl, and they are very saddened,” Lakewood Mayor Meir Lichtenstein told CBS New York. “I was actually at the hospital and I saw the parents. They’re extremely saddened by what happened.”
And, in Minnesota, a father was arrested after leaving a 4-year-old in a hot car while he worked.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) May 7, 2019
Kristopher Alexander Taylor, 28, said he allowed his son to stay inside his vehicle with the window cracked because he didn’t have anyone else to watch his son as he worked.
Taylor was working at the Minnesota Monthly 8th Annual Grillfest at CHS Field in downtown St. Paul, according to KAKE-TV, citing charging documents.
The boy, who wasn’t named, was left in Taylor’s care by his mother, the report said.