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Boy calls 911 to report he was left in hot car with 6 kids

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Posted at 8:02 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 11:02:47-04

WALDORF, MD — A boy called 911 to report that he and six other children had been left in a car in Maryland with the windows rolled up and the motor not running.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the children ranged in age from 2 to 4 years old, and it's plausible that it was the eldest who called 911 Friday. The boy told authorities that the children were hot and didn't know where they were.

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Deputies traced the call to a Waldorf shopping center and helped the kids. Deputies say the driver arrived about 10 minutes later, having already been gone for about 20 minutes. The driver, a mother of two who was babysitting five other kids, was charged with confinement of children inside a motor vehicle.