Mother of two, 27, & # 39; let her young son watch a movie on her phone for two hours in a hot car during her children's services interview about her four-day-old baby & # 39;
- Jennifer K. Ost was arrested on Tuesday and charged with neglect in Indiana
- The mother was busy with an interview with the ministry of childcare about her newborn baby, while her second son was sweating a lot in the car
- It was a blistering afternoon in Indiana with temperatures in the high 80s
- The mother said the child did not want to attend the interview, so he was held in the car
- The police of the hospital were informed of the boy after spectators saw him in the parking lot looking at a cell phone in the back seat
An Indiana mother was arrested on Tuesday for leaving her young son unattended in a hot car while interviewing child services about her four-day-old baby.
Jennifer K. Ost, 27, was accused of neglecting a dependent person after leaving the boy at the Department of Child Protection in Anderson, Indiana, when she saw a movie on her cell phone while the temperatures reached the high 80s.
The mother of the two had an appointment with the pediatric pediatrician about the son's son who was born four days earlier at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
She left it against medical advice, the police said.
Indiana, mother Jennifer Ost, was arrested Tuesday and charged with neglecting a dependent person after leaving her young son unattended in a hot car during an interview with the Department of Child Protection about her newborn child
During the appointment she had an investigation and according to legal documents she was & # 39; warring & # 39; and then she cursed the DCS employee.
As this took place at around 2:40 pm, Ost left her older son in the car with the car windows closed for nearly two hours.
The child was extremely wet from sweating when it was found by the hospital police, who received a call about a small child in a car in their parking lot, according to Fox 59.
Upon arrival, the police saw a young boy watching a movie on a cell phone and he was & # 39; extremely wet from sweating in the vehicle & # 39 ;, Fox reports.
Jennifer K. Ost was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly leaving her toddler in a hot car during an interview with her newborn baby
Ost later told the police that she had left him in the car because, according to the sworn statement, he did not want to participate in the appointment with her. Both children were admitted to DCS care.
Fifty-two children died in the US last year due to being unattended in a hot vehicle, according to KidsAndCars.org, A non-profit organization that is committed to promoting the safety of children.
On average, 38 children die each year from heat stroke – or about every nine days – and more than half are children aged one year and younger.
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