A 2-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy were inside the minivan. The engine and air conditioner were running as the girl watched a movie and the boy was asleep, police said. One officer stayed with the children while another went to find Wattenburger.
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Police found Wattenburger inside Michaels and took her to the children. According to the report, police explained to her that she “endangered the bodily safety of her children” and that by leaving them unattended “could cause harm or endanger their safety.”
The officers then called Wattenburger’s husband to come and pick up the kids. After he and Wattenburger’s mother arrived, she was arrested and transported to the Roswell Detention Center.
She was released on a $4,500 bond.