Georgia mom made her 5-year-old son hide in their car in the summer heat while
she went shopping. Now, the Daily Mail reports, she’s the one in the hot seat.
say Amber Moore, 32 years old, made her son wrap himself in a towel and hide on
the floor of her automobile while she went shopping in a K-Mart in Covington,
Ga. A passerby in the parking lot spotted the young boy, still draped in
the towel, crying in the parked car. The auto's windows were rolled up. The temperature
outside, meanwhile, was almost 90 degrees.
police arrived, they found the car unlocked. Speaking to the boy, they learned
his mother had instructed him to hide, covered, so no one would be able to see
officers immediately searched the store. When they located Moore, she told the
officers that her driver’s license was in a pink bag in her car. When they escorted her back to retrieve it, they
found a bottle of mixed prescription pills in the bag as well, alongside her
Before police were able to stop her, Moore
grabbed the pills and emptied them into her mouth, swallowing at least some of
them. Her explanation? She said she was afraid of being charged with keeping
medication in an incorrect bottle.
Her shocking stunts earned Moore a trip to the local
hospital—and an arrest. She was ultimately charged with contributing to the
deprivation of a minor, tampering with evidence and the obstruction of justice. Her son is now being looked after by a family member.