Police said that a Florida woman had been shoplifting in a retail store, when she left her two children unattended inside a vehicle which burst into fire.
Alicia Moore, a 24-year-old Orlando resident, has been charged with aggravated neglect of a child and arson. FOX Orlando reports.
Authorities said that on May 26, Moore left two children in her car who “could not care for themselves”.
Police said that she then entered the store with a male companion and started shoplifting.
Moore’s vehicle was engulfed by flames after she left the store. The news report stated that she dropped the items just before leaving the shop.
The car caught fire and the children were rescued by witnesses.
One child sustained first-degree burns on her face and ear.
The authorities are unsure what caused the fire.