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Grandmother charged after leaving children in car

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ATLANTA, Ga. -

A woman has been charged with Reckless Conduct after leaving two children unattended in a hot vehicle Monday.

The incident happened at Whole Foods on West Paces Ferry Road.

Police located a 5-year-old and 3-year-old in a black Ford Probe with the windows down and doors unlocked.

According to police, the children’s grandmother was inside the store running errands.

In a police report, authorities say Denise Wood, 55, did not have a direct line of sight with the kids while she was inside shopping. Police say a car seat in the vehicle was not properly secured. Woods told police it was left unattached so the child could get out if she was not back in time.

Police say Woods was inside Whole Foods for five to ten minutes.

During the course of the investigation, police checked the official temperature from the FOX 5 Storm Team, according to a police report.

“When I arrived on scene the thermostat in my patrol Vehicle (#32146) had a reading of 77 degrees. I looked on FOX 5 News website and Atlanta had a reading of 76 degrees. The little boy complained of being hot so we placed the children into a patrol vehicle with air conditioning,” said Atlanta Police Officer Snyder.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene to check the children and they appeared to be fine.

Woods was cited for Reckless Conduct.

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