- Florida mother Larissa Rivera allegedly left her four and five-year-old children in a hot car to go to a bar
- The children were found in the scorching hot silver Ford Focus, which was running with the keys in the ignition
- According to police the little girl was crying hysterically and sweating while her brother slept in a car seat next to her
- Investigators say the 28-year-old mother was inside Butkin Bar when authorities made the discovery
28-year-old Larissa Rivera from Kissimmee, Florida allegedly left her two young children unsupervised in a hot car with no air conditioning on Sunday
A 28-year-old Kissimmee, Florida mother allegedly left her two young children unsupervised in a hot car with no air conditioning on Sunday.
Larissa Rivera’s children, who are four and five years old, were found by Orlando police who claim the mother went to Butkin Bar on International Boulevard for some drinks.
They said the children were left alone in a scorching hot silver Ford Focus, which was running with the keys in the ignition.
Officer W. Thomas of the Orlando Police Department was at the scene and opened the car’s door.
Apparently the little girl was crying hysterically and sweating while her brother slept in a car seat next to her.
There was no food or drink in the car and the air conditioning was turned off. Police told WFTV it was 80 degrees outside but felt like 88 degrees.
Authorities made the discovery while the mother in question was inside the bar. She eventually walked out to greet them.
The police claimed she had glassy eyes and smelt like alcohol.
Witnesses said Rivera was at the bar at least an hour and a half and the children were alone in the car at least 30 minutes, investigators said
She told them that she was a regular at the bar and that people there help watch her kids from time-to-time. She also claimed to be watching them through a window.
Witnesses said Rivera was at the bar for at least an hour-and-a-half and the children were alone in the car for at least 30 minutes.
Rivera has posted bail and is out of the Orange County Jail.