Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car During Interview


A devastated mom, Shanesha Taylor cries during mugshot

This afternoon I came across one of the saddest stories I’ve ever seen. Her mugshot alone broke my heart..  Sometimes the police arrest the wrong people and in this case it’s only good that she got arrested because now she’s going to get the help she needs.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. –  Shanesha Taylor,  35  faces child abuse charges after police said she left her 2-year-old and 6-month-old sons in a car while she went for a job interview.

According to police, someone heard a child crying inside a Dodge Durango parked in a Scottsdale, Ariz. office complex parking Thursday afternoon.

Police said the engine was turned off, the doors were closed and each of the four windows was opened only slightly.

The vehicle was parked in direct sunlight and the children, 2 years old and 6 months old, were alone, police said.

A bystander called police and officers and firefighters responded,ABC 15 reported.

Police say Shanesha Taylor, 35, returned to the vehicle about 45 minutes after the passerby found the unattended boys.

Taylor told officers she had just finished a job interview and did not have anyone to take care of her children, according to the police report.

She was arrested and booked into jail on child abuse charges.

Police say Child Protective Services took custody of the children.

A Scottsdale woman, Amanda Bishop, started an online fundraising page to help Taylor. So far over $4,900 has been collected to help.

“There are a lot of us who feel she was just a victim to what an economy like this is putting struggling families through,” Bishop said.

The fundraising page can be found  HERE. <<<—— CLICK TO DONATE

I pray that the judge is lenient on this woman. She was only trying to find a respectable way to get money to take care of her kids.  She wasn’t out tricking her body off, she wasn’t in the welfare office, she wasn’t out selling drugs, she left the kids in the car for an hour to do a job interview..

While many people will scream and  say that she was wrong, you should put yourself in her shoes.. The reality is a lot of people don’t have help, family or anything.