ST. CHARLES, Md. (WJW) -- Police rescued seven children from a hot car at a Maryland shopping center parking lot Friday after one of the kids called 911, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.
The 37-year-old driver of the car, who is the mother of two children and was babysitting the others, has been charged with confinement of children inside a motor vehicle. The sheriff's office is not identifying her to protect the identities of the children.
A Charles County dispatcher received a call just after 1 p.m. from a child who said he was trapped in a car with six other children, but he didn't know where they were.
While talking to the 4-year-old caller, authorities used GPS and other mechanisms to locate the car, according to WJLA. Deputies found the children, ranging in age from 2 to 4 years old, inside a parked car – all of the windows rolled up – at the St. Charles Towne Center.
The children appeared “scared” and “sweaty,” according to WJLA.