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POLICE: Louisville woman arrested after children found in hot car

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Diana Parker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Diana Parker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman has been arrested after police say she left two children alone in a hot vehicle Monday afternoon.

According to an arrest report, it happened at a tow lot on Frankfort Avenue, near the interchange between I-64 and I-71, at around 3:30 p.m.

Police say someone called them to report that children had been left alone in a car at that location. When they arrived, they allegedly found an 8-year-old and a 10-month-old inside the vehicle with the windows rolled up. Police say the vehicle was not running and it was locked.

A tow truck employee examined the time code on a camera, and it allegedly showed a woman -- 28-year-old Diana T. Parker -- on lot property outside of the vehicle at 3:27. Police arrived on the scene at 3:39.

Police say the outside temperature was 88 degrees, with a heat index of 91 degrees.

The 8-year-old was visibly sweating, and the 10-month-old was sweating so profusely that his clothes were completely soaked, according to the arrest report. Police say the 8-year-old opened the car for police and the officer took both children into the tow lot office until Parker returned.

She was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

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