Mother arrested for allegedly leaving young children in hot car while in Indy doctor’s office
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A mother was arrested after she allegedly left her young children inside a hot car while she was inside an Indianapolis doctor’s office.
The incident happened on Sept. 7 at the Immediate Care located at 675 Hickory Lane, according to court documents.
Amanda Hypes, 35, allegedly left her 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son inside the car with the windows closed and the engine off. Court documents indicate that the children were in the car between 35 and 60 minutes, with an outside temperature of 88 degrees and 58 percent humidity.
The son exited the car at one point and ran across the parking lot. A bystander took him inside the facility to have him checked on. Staff went outside to get the plate number of the car and saw the infant girl still inside the car. She was reportedly crying, sweating and had wet clothing on.
After the children were checked out and cooled down, the Department of Child Services was notified. The children were then placed into the care of a family member.
Hypes faces two level 6 felony charges of neglect of a dependent.