Police: Woman leaves children in hot car, attacks 911 caller
Aug. 06, 2018
KENNER, La. (AP) — Police say a woman is accused of leaving her 3-year-old and her 11-month-old children inside of a hot vehicle with the windows rolled up in Louisiana.
A Kenner police news release says 22-year-old Shawnise Sherman arrived in the parking lot of a shopping strip Sunday and left the children unattended more than an hour. Recorded temperatures that day were around 90 degrees.
News outlets report a bystander found the children and removed them from the locked vehicle with the help of others. At some point, Sherman approached the witnesses and physically attacked the 911 caller.
Sherman was arrested and charged with child desertion and simple battery. It's unclear if she has a lawyer.
Police say the children were treated at the scene and released into a family member's care.