FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been fined $100 for leaving her children in a car in a supermarket parking lot on a 90-degree day.
Forty-one-year-old Fatimate Diallo was convicted during a trial Wednesday in Frederick of two misdemeanor counts of leaving children under 8 in an unattended vehicle.READ MORE: U.S. Park Police Name Pamela Smith As New Chief, First Black Woman To Lead The Force
Police say two older children, ages 9 and 12, were also left in the car.
Police say Diallo left the children alone with the windows closed for up to 30 minutes on July 7. Defense attorney Dino Flores says they were alone for about 20 minutes and had water.READ MORE: Bobbleheads Memorialize Baltimore Sports Superfan Mo Gaba, Raise Money For Charity
Police say the children opened the doors for emergency responders after another shopper called 911.
The children were treated by an ambulance at the scene but were not hospitalized.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Clash After Hogan Says City Getting More Vaccines Than ‘Entitled To’ In Response To WJZ Question
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