Authorities in Kentucky have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of leaving her young children inside her vehicle with two loaded firearms as she went into a tanning salon for an appointment.
According to Fox News, Shepherdsville resident Monica Gentry entered the Louisville-area establishment on Tuesday as a 5-year-old and 5-month-old remained in the backseat.
A passerby alerted police upon noticing the children alone inside the vehicle.
Upon arriving, officers determined Gentry had been inside the Sun Tan City for about half an hour.
According to WDRB, the suspect was inside the salon receiving a tanning treatment as her children remained outside in the car.
A search of the vehicle revealed that the 5-year-old child would have been able to reach at least one of the handguns located in the car.
Gentry was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges including endangering the welfare of a minor.
The incident occurred on one of the last days of the summer. As The Drive reported in its report on the arrest, temperatures in the region on Tuesday reached 93 degrees.
Local law enforcement did not provide any additional information as of the latest updates available.
[Featured image: Monica Gentry, handout]