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Woman Charged After Leaving Toddlers Inside Car While She Shopped

Woman Charged After Leaving Toddlers Inside Car While She Shopped

By Jenny White. CREATED Jul 27, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A local mother has been charged with three counts of child neglect after leaving three young kids in her car with the keys inside.

The incident was reported Saturday night outside the Walmart store on Dickerson Pike.

Court documents say a camera caught Veronica Lewis parking her car just after 9 p.m.

About 15 minutes later, someone told an off-duty officer about three toddlers left unattended in a car.

When the officer got to the car he found it unlocked with the keys in the ignition.

Lewis returned to her car at about 9:45 p.m. and told the waiting officer that she had only been inside for a minute.

Lewis was booked in the Metro Jail.