A South Carolina woman whose mother was charged with murder a week ago after leaving a child in a hot car was arrested Monday after her children had to be rescued from inside a hot car, the Walterboro Police Department said.
Ashley Pangalangan left her two kids, a 7-year-old and a 6-month-old, inside of a car while she was shopping at Walmart, Lt. Amye Stivender said in an interview with The State.
A week after her sister died, 30-year-old Ashley Pangalangan was charged with unlawful conduct of a minor, Stivender said.
At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, officers found her children inside a running car where the air conditioning was not working properly, causing warm air to blow on them, according to Stivender.
The temperature in nearby Charleston at 1 p.m. was 90 degrees, according to Weather Underground.
Ashley Pangalangan was arrested after leaving the Walmart and returning to her car, police said.
The children didn’t require medical treatment after getting out of the car, but were taken to a doctor for a check up before they were turned over to the Department of Social Services and placed in emergency protective custody, Stivender said.
Ashley Pangalangan left her two kids, a 7-year-old and a 6-month-old, inside of a car while she was shopping at Walmart, Walterboro police said.