Mom left kids in locked car to have nails done at salon that should have been closed because of coronavirus

A Maryland mom left her two young children locked in her car while she was having her nails done at a salon that should not have been open because of pandemic restrictions.

Temperatures were in the 70s when a Baltimore County police officer couldn’t find the owner of a black Honda with a 3-month-old boy and a 3-year-old girl inside, the Baltimore Sun reported, so he used his baton to break the driver’s side window and get the children out.

The officer continued to search for the vehicle’s owner, noticing people inside a nail salon with the shades drawn. When an employee eventually answer the officer’s knocks, Keontae Moodie, 21, identified herself as the owner of the car and the children’s mother.

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Police cited Moodie for two counts of misdemeanor unattended child under the family law section, WBAL reported.

They also told the nail salon to close up, and they did so, police said. Nail salons are not allowed to be open in Maryland due to restrictions in place because of the coronavirus.

Police called medics to the scene to check out the children, the Sun reported.

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