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Walking in a Winter Wonderland
January 14, 2011 permalink
Latest excuse for taking your children? Walking in cold weather. Real trouble when this practice reaches Canada.
Police arrest woman walking kids in snow
Authorities took custody of a Tennessee woman’s children Tuesday night after police reported finding the woman and children twice walking the streets of Columbia in sub-zero temperatures.
Columbia police initially made contact with Keshia R. Wilson, 21, on Worley Street near Providence Road around 7:30 p.m. as she pushed a stroller through the snow with a 3-month-old and a 1-year-old, Columbia police Officer Jill Wieneke said. The officer gave the family a ride to an address in the 300 block of Sanford Avenue.
The officer warned Wilson not to be back out in the dangerously cold conditions with the children, Wieneke said.
Around 10:20 p.m., officers found Wilson pushing the children in the stroller on Worley near West Boulevard. The officer noted the conditions at the time were 9 degrees with a wind chill of 14 degrees below zero.
Officers mapped the route Wilson described, which added up to 5.5 miles over a two-hour period, Wieneke said. She told officers she left the children’s grandmother’s residence on Sanford because she felt uncomfortable.
Family services authorities took the children into custody, and Wilson was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree child endangerment. She remained in the Boone County Jail today on a $1,000 bond.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune