An 81-year-old Charleston grandmother who allegedly left two children and a dog in a hot car had her bond set today at $50,000.
She was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.
The Charleston Police Department said they got a call claiming that two young children and a dog were locked in a hot car around 6:27 p.m. Authorities say that the children’s grandmother was in the store shopping while the children were locked outside in the parking lot.
Authorities say the eight year old girl and nine year old boy were in the car for almost an hour. Police said that when the children and dog were in the car, there were excessive heat warnings and temperatures reaching more than 100 degrees. The heat index at 7 p.m. was approximately 102 degrees.
An affidavit states that an employee saw a young girl shaking, wet and crying hysterically inside the car. Police say the windows in the car were rolled up enough that the employee convinced the children to come in the store and cool off.
The dog was given to a family friend and the children were taken to a hospital to be checked out. They were found to be alert. Police are still investigating the incident.
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