Woman Leaves Unattended Children in Car

The incident occurred in the Aldi's grocery store on the Boston Post Road.

Update at 2:27 p.m. on July 27th:

Milford Police Officer Jeff Nielsen said that the children were both "toddlers, under the age of 3. They were both in car seats. The windows were cracked slightly."

Original Story:

On July 26th at 5:02 p.m., arrested Katharina Winzel, age 36 of Stratford.

Winzel's car was parked in the lot of Aldi's grocery store on 238 Boston Post Road. Winzel had allegedly entered a store to make a purchase and left two children inside the vehicle. The Department of Children and Families were notified of the incident.

Winzel was charged with two counts of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. She was released on a promise to appear in court on August 14th.

David Chesler July 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Agreed @Tami. Also how long? If there are more than 2 kids, someone has to be left momentarily while the parent gets the others. Or paying at the kiosk at the gas station. (Inside a store is out of sight, agreed.)
Monica July 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM
It's just plain laziness!
M. Antonini July 29, 2012 at 03:27 PM
At the gas station, I used a credit card or I didn't get gas at all. Put it off till later.
Starla July 30, 2012 at 06:35 PM
They were all under the age of three.
Starla July 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
According to the article, the children were under the age of three. It was extremely hot lately, those kids could easily have died in the heat of a closed car even with the windows "cracked slightly".


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