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Police: Mother arrested for leaving kids in hot van in Clinton Township Meijer parking lot

Posted: 11:30 AM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 14:06:36Z

A Mount Clemens mother has been arrested for allegedly leaving her three kids inside a locked minivan Sunday morning.

Clinton Township Police say they got the call and found three girls, aged 2, 3 and 5 inside with the front windows rolled down about an inch in the parking lot of Meijer on Groesbeck near Cass Avenue.

Police say it was 9 a.m. at the time and the heat index was 78 degrees.

The 6-year-old unlocked the van and police gave the kids water to cool them down. Police say the mother walked out and told police she was only inside the store for ten minutes and checked on the kids after she went in.

However, store surveillance video shows that she arrived at 8:40 a.m., walked in at 8:44 and walked out at 9:09.

Police say the kids are now staying with an aunt.