A 27-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly leaving her four children in a locked SUV with the windows rolled up in 90-degree weather while she went grocery shooting in southwest Atlanta Monday afternoon.
Charnae Mosley was charged with four counts of reckless conduct in the incident, according to Atlanta police. Her children, ages 6, 4, 2 and 1, were not seriously injured and have been left in their grandmother’s care, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. at the Kroger at 3030 Headland Drive, Chafee said. Officers responded to the scene after someone called in about children being abandoned in a vehicle at the shopping center, he said.
When officers arrived they found the four children locked in the SUV, Chafee said.
“It appears that the mother left them locked in the SUV while she was inside Kroger and that they had been locked in the vehicle for approximately 16 minutes,” Chafee said. “EMS responded to the scene and examined the children as a precaution and they did not appear injured.”
Mosley was taken into custody and transported to the Fulton County jail.
A woman who owned a runaway car that struck four children in Hall County has been charged, officials said Monday.
Oleksandra Y. Myrna, 32, of Gainesville, was charged with for four counts of reckless conduct in the incident, which sent the four children to the hospital Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
The four children: Julian Rangeo, 8; Sebastian Rangeo, 5; Emilee Guerra, 1, and Savannah Brown, 1, all of Gainesville, were struck by the vehicle while sitting under a tree around 5 p.m., Sunday in a neighborhood on Price Way, spokeswoman Tracey Watson said. Investigators said a parked 1988 Acura Legend rolled out of a carport, down the driveway into a neighbor’s yard across the street on Price Way.
The two oldest children were airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Watson said. And the two youngest were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center where they were treated and released, officials said.
The two oldest children are reportedly in good condition at the hospital Monday.
Investigators said the car was parked in the driveway for about 30 minutes before it began to roll, according to Channel 2 Action News. Troopers believe the car was not in gear and are investigating whether the parking brake was on, the news station reported.