4-year-old girl spends 8 hours inside minivan impounded by Milwaukee police

4-year-old girl spends 8 hours inside minivan impounded by Milwaukee police

[Ed. – Another argument for administering a test for all prospective parents.]

A four-year-old girl spent eight hours inside a minivan left alone in a Milwaukee tow lot after police impounded the vehicle but didn’t see her in the back seat.

Officers arrested a woman for drunk driving near Milwaukee’s Jackson Park late Monday night, and removed a 10-month old child from the minivan. But the four-year-old was left in the vehicle when it was impounded, WTMJ reported

The girl was rescued after a police officer who was on duty at the impound lot heard her crying for help.

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“Apparently the girl was very upset and crying, something that none of us would like to have happen to any of our children,” public works commissioner Jeff Polenske said Tuesday.

Polenske said a public works employee had also looked inside the vehicle with a flashlight when it arrived at the lot, but didn’t see the child.

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