The 7-year-old girl, and the 5 and 6-year-old boys live with the couple in their car, but the mother and boyfriend allegedly decided to punish the children by making them get out – with no food, water, or shoes as temperatures in Twentynine Pines reached into the 90’s.READ MORE: Oakland Police Arrest Homicide Suspect Who Fatally Shot Male Victim, Fired at Firefighters
“The deputies determined that the children had been outside of the vehicle for about 45 minutes,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Cindy Bachman said.READ MORE: 49ers Playoffs: Faithful Gear Up As Showdown Vs. Packers Nears
Someone spotted the kids, and gave them food and water before police arrived to find the couple parked down the road.
“They really were not closely monitoring what the kids were doing,” Bachman said.MORE NEWS: COVID: Staffing Shortage Has Fremont Schools Desperate for Substitute Teachers
The children were okay, but Mary Bell, and boyfriend Gary Cassle were arrested on suspicion of child abuse.