Police: Mother left 4 children alone in car outside East Meadow Walmart

Police say Ilania Rios went into the store on Hempstead Turnpike, leaving the children, who are 7 and younger, alone in the vehicle.

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2023, 1:16 AM

Updated 159 days ago

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A mother was arrested for leaving four children alone in a car while she shopped at a Walmart in East Meadow Thursday, police say.
Police say Ilania Rios went into the store on Hempstead Turnpike, leaving the children, who are 7 and younger, alone in the vehicle.
The children were taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Rios is facing four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and will be arraigned on Friday.


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