• Mother accused of leaving two children in hot car while at bar

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    NEW SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A mother is accused of leaving her two young children inside a hot car while she was at a bar Sunday evening.

    Police said Cielo Torrez was at Rumors Bar and Grill on Rochester Road in Zelienople about 9 p.m. and left her two young boys in the parking lot, in the back seat of the car. The children are 5 years old and 5 months old.


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    Someone saw the children in the car and called police.

    “When I walked up to the vehicle, I noticed that there was a young baby in a car seat and another child about 5 years old. The baby was sweating profusely; his hair was stuck to his forehead,” said New Sewickley police Officer Greg Pullen. “The kids were awake at the time. I did knock on the window and talked to the 5-year-old and asked if he was OK. He gave me the thumbs up.”

    According to police, Torrez did not think the situation was a problem. She admitted to drinking two beers and a shot while at the bar. 

    Torrez has been charged with child endangerment and public drunkenness. 

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