Chattanooga mom arrested for leaving four children in a hot car

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – A 22-year old mom is facing four counts of child abuse and neglect after police say she left small children in a hot car.

It happened Monday afternoon on the 600 block of Cherry Street.

According to the police, Tiara Jenkins was inside the Hamilton County Court building picking up document while leaving four children in a hot car that was parked outside the court building.

Officers say the temperature at that location was between 85 and 90 degrees and that the car windows were rolled up.

Two of the children belonged to Jenkins and the other two belonged to her sister.

Two of the children were one years old and the other two were four years old.

When officers did a background check on Jenkins they also discovered she had two warrants for her arrest.

A judge set her bond at $75,000.

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