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It's a crime to leave your kids inside a hot car

Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -     A stern warning from Albany police after they say a woman left her child in a hot car. Cops want you to know that is a crime.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You could end up in jail for leaving your kids, or even your pet, inside a hot car. Police want you to remember that temperatures inside a car are much hotter than on the outside. 20-year old Alexus Allen was placed inside a patrol car this afternoon after police say she left her 2-year- old daughter inside a GMC Yukon. Police say Allen was inside the Sprint store on Dawson road for about 25 minutes. Right now, Allen is charged with reckless conduct and remains in the Dougherty County jail, but police say charges can be much more serious.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Today the mother was charged with reckless conduct, and after speaking with the officers it depends on the severity on the child’s condition of what the charges will be,” said Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager. “Of course we've seen the case in Atlanta where the father was charged pretty heavily with basically homicide, so depending on the severity of the child's condition those charges will apply."                                                             Albany police are commending Pet Smart manager, LaVera Callahan. They say she called 9-1-1 and managed to unlock the car and pull 2-year-old Jordyn McMillan out of the car before police arrived. Police tell us the child is fine and was turned over to a relative. Albany police say you can also be charged with animal cruelty for leaving a pet in a hot car. They encourage anyone to report these incidents to police and remember never to leave your child inside a hot car not even for just a minute.

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