NEW YORK (PIX11) – A woman is accused of leaving her four children unattended in an unlocked car at a Walmart parking lot on Long Island, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
Officers arrived at the scene in East Meadow after a 911 call about the children, according to authorities. They found a 7-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy, 3-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl inside the unlocked car, police said.
The children were taken to a local hospital, according to authorities. Police said the children’s mother, 26-year-old Ilania Rios, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Rios was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.