RIVERDALE, Utah — Some people really just don’t seem to get the whole parenting thing.
A Utah mom was arrested after she left her two kids in the trunk of her car as she went shopping at Wal-Mart, cops said.
Cops received numerous calls from concerned passersby who heard the two tots — aged 2 and 5 — banging frantically on the inside of the trunk and shaking the vehicle in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Riverdale, Utah.
“Several good Samaritans observed this and came to the aid of the children,” Riverdale Police Lt. Casey Warren told the Deseret News.
Officers were able to guide the older child to the emergency release lever and the kids were freed unharmed.
Their mom, Tori Lee Castillo, 39, was taken into custody when sher returned to the vehicle. She was charged with child abuse. Children’s protective services was called, police said, and the children were released to a relative.