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story.lead_photo.caption Tameisha Williams-Shaw, 26, of Mabelvale (left) and Aaron Robinson, 26, of Little Rock

Two people face endangerment charges after two children under the age of 7 were left inside a hot car for nearly an hour at a Little Rock Walmart, police said.

Tameisha Williams-Shaw, 26, of Mabelvale and Aaron Robinson, 26, of Little Rock were each arrested shortly before 8:10 p.m. Saturday on two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, records show.

Williams-Shaw and Robinson left the children — ages 3 and 6 — inside a car for at least 45 minutes as they shopped inside the 2700 S. Shackleford Road location, according to arrest reports.

Police said Robinson is the father of both children while Williams-Shaw is the 3-year-old's mother.

The car was not running, its windows were rolled up, and the sunroof was open, authorities said.

Witnesses alerted police after hearing the children screaming, according to the reports. Robinson reportedly told officers that the witnesses "should have gotten the kids out of the car."

Officers noted that the outside temperature at the time was 89 degrees with a heat index value of 94 degrees. The two children were red-faced and sweaty, police said.

Robinson and Williams-Shaw were no longer listed on the Pulaski County jail's online inmate roster as of Monday afternoon. They each have court appearances set for June 26.


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  • DoubleBlind
    June 18, 2018 at 4:01 p.m.

    Wow. There’s only one word to describe these two, which I would never use in print. And the ahole dad has the b@lls to admonish the people who SAVED his kids for not removing them from the hot car themselves. The children should be rehomed and both ‘parents’ should be sterilized.

  • BRADO1
    June 18, 2018 at 4:47 p.m.

    Oh no, I hope these children won't be separated from their parents! It's Trump's fault!

  • eaglescout
    June 18, 2018 at 4:59 p.m.

    Spay and neuter is not just for animals and should be in addition to the work requirement for the less than four leg species. Oh, well, could have just been a self correcting error. Never mind, we'll make more....

  • tngilmer
    June 18, 2018 at 5:06 p.m.

    Democrat family values.

  • mrcharles
    June 18, 2018 at 5:07 p.m.

    no wonder the world is crazy , brado 0000 , just doesnt make sense, so I assume IT is a supporter of the grabber.

    Perhaps putting parents in van on July 4th with windows rolled up for 8 hours would be justice. Yet we know they will probably take it out on kids if punished.

    eagle scout, I see you are more interested in politics of the right wing than any sympathy for children of color.

    Of course if they just got busy and they died, guess they could say we just got busy and forgot. Parents who let children burn up in a hot car regardless of race, relgion , sex, ethnicity or politics should receive 40 days in the hole, ala Cook hand luke.

  • LRDawg
    June 18, 2018 at 5:13 p.m.

    Judge McNamore's child died in a hot car. Let the punishment not exceed his. We've seen far worse from parents

  • LRCrookAttorney
    June 18, 2018 at 5:49 p.m.

    WHY would anyone do this, even if it is not hot? I mean, do people not care about their children anymore. Leaving either one of these children home alone, with a/c on and television on with food set out, would be endangering. Leaving them in a car, with windows up, in 89 degree weather is attempted murder IMHO.

  • smmlv3
    June 18, 2018 at 6:28 p.m.

    Parenting classes should be a requirement in order to obtain a birth certificate for your child. I wish there could be a certificate requirement before conception but know that would not work. Sad, sad world for little kids....................!

  • gagewatcher
    June 18, 2018 at 8:24 p.m.

    some people are just no dam good. I also agree with LR attorney 100 percent.

  • JPRoland
    June 18, 2018 at 9:49 p.m.

    I'm just glad they are alive. I spent two hours weeding my flower bed yesterday and about had a heat stroke, Leaving a child alone can have many bad outcomes, but in the heat of summertime in Arkansas is unimaginable.