Children Rescued From Hot Car

Posted at 4:16 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 18:39:25-04

Nashville firefighters rescued a pair of infants from a hot car, and two people were cited with child endangerment.

It happened in the parking lot of Cash America Pawn at 2612 Nolensville Pike Monday around 3:30 p.m.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said someone noticed two babies in an unattended car with the windows rolled up.

Brian Haas with the Nashville Fire Department said the car's doors were unlocked; so firefighters were able to easily take the children out.

They both appeared to be unharmed. They were left in the vehicle for about 20 minutes. The outside temperature was 85 degrees at the time.

Juana Alonzo, 21, and Juan Garcia-Perez, 27, were both issued state citations charging two counts of child endangerment.

Police remained on scene to investigate, and wait for the parents to return to the vehicle. The Department of Children’s Services was notified.