Toddler left unattended in hot car as mother got manicure, deputies say
RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department say they were forced to rescue a toddler from a sweltering car while the mother got a manicure.
Dourgrica Lewis was the only person inside the salon at the time and reportedly told responding deputies that said she had done nothing wrong by leaving her 3-year-old son in the vehicle, because she could see him from inside the salon.
She said she had to leave her toddler inside of the vehicle, because the nail salon had a policy that prohibited children under the age of 10, deputies say.
On February 7, the outside temperature at the time of the incident was around 80 degrees.
The child was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Lewis was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
She has since been released on bond.