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Woman arrested for leaving her two children unattended inside of a car

Viviana Campos Machuca (Photo: APD)

The Austin Police Department arrested a woman accused of Child Endangerment.

Police say the woman identified as Viviana Campos Machuca, left her two children of 6 and 1 year old unattended inside of a 2006 Mitsubishi.

Reports indicated that the car was parked inside of a Fiesta Supermarket parking lot, located at 3909 N. IH 35.

Police say that a witness stated that he entered the supermarket and spent approximately 20 to 30 minutes inside and when he returned, the two children were still inside of the car.

Police reported that Viviana Campos claimed that she had only left the children unattended for 5 minutes but first respondents attended the children for approximately 10 minutes before their mother exited the supermarket and approached the scene.

Upon further investigation, an officer discovered that Campos had previously been given a citation for leaving the same two children unattended inside of a car in March 2017. The police informed that Campos had a warrant for her arrest in regards to that case.


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