You can't make stuff like this up.
Laquanda Newby certainly won’t be winning any parent of the year award. Ever. According to a report coming from a local Virginia CBS affiliate, Newby, 25, is being charged after leaving her two children – ages 6 and 1 – in a hot car as she went to court to turn herself in for previously leaving those same kids in a hot car. The mind reels. On May 26, Newby was accused of leaving her kids in the car while shopping at a Sam’s Club.
Someone called the police, but by the time they arrived Newby had already returned to the car, so she couldn’t be arrested for the alleged crime because they hadn’t witnessed it.
The officer instead swore out a warrant if Newby promised to later turn herself in. She did this last Monday, and left her kids in the car again in the courthouse parking lot. The temperature outside? Above 90 degrees; the car’s windows were closed. Surveillance video shows that the kids were in the car for more than an hour. Newby is now in jail and the kids were released to their father’s custody.