CERRITOS (CBSLA) – A couple were arrested for leaving their two young children alone in a stroller outside a Cerritos mall Friday night while they shopped inside.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that the two children, ages 2 and 3, were found by a passerby in the parking lot of the Los Cerritos Center at around 8:15 p.m. The children were in a stroller behind a parked car, the sheriff’s department said.READ MORE: Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS
Deputies were called to the scene and the children’s parents weren’t located until 9:35 p.m. It was determined the parents had been shopping inside.READ MORE: 3 Shot In Downtown LA, 1 Dead
The children were rushed to Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a precaution and later released to the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.MORE NEWS: Man Accidentally Discharges Gun, Wounds Neighbor
The parents, identified as Saud Audousari and Muneirah Almowanas, were arrested on felony child endangerment charges.