A 26-year-old Wisconsin woman was arrested for leaving her three children alone in a car as she went shopping at Kmart — something her mother did when she was a baby.
Ashley L. Pirlot decided to leave her kids along as she went into a Kmart in Cudahy, 6 miles from Milwaukee, on Nov. 16 because she didn’t want to deal with putting her children in a shopping cart, USA Today reports.
Police found the kids inside her car in the parking lot with the outside temperature being 35 deg C.
A 6-year-old, 17-month-old and 6-month-old — all girls — were found in the car.
Surveillance video confirmed Pirlot was in the store for about 17 minutes before police showed up.
Not only were the two youngest wearing dirty diapers, but they weren’t properly covered for the cold weather.
Officers bought the younger children diapers. They also gave them food and water — especially after the oldest girl said they hadn’t eaten in a while.
Once the mom was confronted by police, she told them that her own mother had been arrested once for leaving her in a car while she watched a football game.