Mother leaves baby, 2 young children in hot car while applying for job

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- A woman is accused of leaving three children in a hot car while she went into an office building to apply for a job.

The incident happened Tuesday in Charlotte, where temperatures were well into the 80s.

According to WSOC, an employee in the parking lot called 911 after spotting the kids in the car.

Workers said a maintenance man then went through the office building to find the 27-year-old mother.

Officials said the children were five months, two years and four years old.

"Saw paramedics taking the babies into the ambulance," witness Jackie Pennie told WSOC. "Just that alone was upsetting."

Officials said the children were OK. The woman was cited for neglect.

SEE MORE:

Nissan adds safety feature to prevent child hot car deaths

Man left 3-year-old in hot car for hours while in New Jersey restaurant
Copyright © 2019 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.