Children locked in car in Memphis shopping center parking lot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Children locked in car in Memphis shopping center parking lot

Gateway Shopping Center (Source: WMC Action News 5) Gateway Shopping Center (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A mother received a citation for leaving her children in the car while she went inside Gateway Shopping Center.

Memphis police officers swarmed the shopping center after receiving calls that two children were locked inside a running car.

It happened around 1 p.m., but investigators are not sure how long the children were locked inside.

"These days young mothers don't care about the babies, and they should be prosecuted for the babies being left in the car," Anna Turley said. "They can accidentally die, go into a coma, or something."

The mother was not taken into custody or arrested, but police did issue her a misdemeanor citation.

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