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Boy, 9, calls police after he felt cold when his mother left him alone in a car with an 8-month old-baby

By Mason White 3:48 PM January 20, 2014
 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A brave boy called police to report that he was cold in his mother’s car.

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with child neglect for leaving her two small children in a car to go hunting, according to police.

Kayla Marie Shavers, 31, left her 9-year-old son and 8-month-old baby, alone in the car in 38 degree weather, while she went hog hunting in Pasco County.

After being in the car alone for a while, the 9-year-old boy called 911, and told the dispatcher that he was cold, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the children in the car, who were waiting for their mother to return.

Officers waited with the children in a warm car for their mother to return. When she finally came back to the car, Shavers told police that she was close enough to respond if the children needed her.

However, deputies said that it took over 40 minutes for Shavers to return to the car.

Deputies said that when Shavers finally came out of the woods, she was dressed in camouflage and told them that she was hunting hogs that were destroying her property.

She also told police that she left her keys in the car so that her 9-year-old son can start the car if he was cold.

Sheriff Chris Nocco credited the child for having the mind to pick up the phone and call for help.

“He saved the life of the 8-months-old baby,” Nocco said.

Shavers was arrested and she faces two counts of child neglect.

Her children were placed with family members.