Woman Leaves Child in Hot Car During Road Running Race


According to reports on Sunday, a police officer found a three-year-old child unattended and asleep in a car. A case of child endangerment has been opened.

Reports state that law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said an inspector found the child in the car. The woman was reportedly taking part in the Slave Route Challenge in Cape Town.

“Concerned about the heat, he managed to gain access through a slightly ajar rear window. After about an hour, a lady returned and identified herself as the child’s caregiver. The officer took the child and the caregiver to the SAPS and opened a case of child endangerment.”

According to News24 Dyason said according to his information, the woman did not participate in the race and that Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that a charge was laid at the Cape Town Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences Unit.

“The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation with no arrest so far.”