Shortly after midnight on Thursday morning police received a call from a security guard at an Apartment building on Glen Street in Atlanta. He had spotted two children locked in a Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot.
By the time that police got to the scene the two girls had been locked in the car for more than an hour. The children were sweaty and both had dirty diapers when they were removed from the car.
When the mother, Kimberly Arnold, was located she explained that she had just stepped away from the vehicle for a few minutes to make a payment (because I pay all my bills at 1am) but had obviously lied to them. The babies were treated at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and released to Arnold’s sister, who also happens to be taking care of Arnold’s two older children.
Arnold was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Children and Reckless Conduct. The Reckless Conduct charge was dropped at her bail hearing and the judge let her out on bond with the condition that she not have any unsupervised contact with her children. Arnold, who has been arrested on two prior occasions, doesn’t go back to court until August 2012.