Millington police arrest man after kids found in cold truck - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Millington police arrest man after kids found in cold truck

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Millington have charged a man with felony child abuse and neglect after his young sons were found in his truck in below-freezing weather while he shopped.

A shopper at a Wal-Mart store called police early Wednesday afternoon when she saw the boys, ages 6 and 5, alone in the truck cab.

The police report noted the temperature was 27 degrees.

Officers put the boys in a squad car to keep them warm and waited for Shawn Tanner to come out of the store.

The report states the 29-year-old Tanner told officers he felt his children were safe because of surveillance cameras on the parking lot.

Police released the boys to their grandmother.

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