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West Allis mom accused of leaving children in hot car

Posted at 9:10 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 22:10:50-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee mother is charged with child neglect after her two young children were found alone in a hot car outside a store.

Police said they responded to the parking lot of the Target store Saturday in West Allis after a woman saw the children in the car with the windows rolled up, observed one of them playing with a shaving razor in the back seat and called police.

The children, ages 2 and 4, were not seriously hurt.

A criminal complaint said it was 78 degrees outside and the car was parked in the sunlight. Twenty-seven-year-old Allison Andrade of West Allis is charged with child neglect, obstructing police and bail jumping. The complaint said Andrade gave police a false name when officers questioned her.

Andrade's attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment.