Pair accused of leaving kids in car in Kroger parking lot
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In the latest of several similar occurrences taking place this year, two people have been arrested for allegedly leaving children unattended in a hot car.
This time, it happened in the parking lot of the Kroger on N. 35 St., near Bank St. and I-264.
Police say some Kroger employees stopped a Louisville Metro Police officer and told them that two children had been left alone inside a vehicle. The officer inspected the vehicle and found a 9-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy in the back seat.
The temperature outside, according to the officer, was close to 90 degrees, with high humidity. The vehicle was turned off and the inside was, "very hot," according to the arrest report.
28-year-old Derek Noel and 29-year-old Misty Lawson were later arrested. They allegedly admitted that they had gone inside the store to get their pictures taken, and told the kids not to get out of the car.
Both were charged with wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.