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Officers arrested a North Little Rock woman Monday who left her 2-year-old and 3-year-old children alone in a locked vehicle for more than 30 minutes while she was getting her eyebrows styled in a nearby salon, according to an arrest report.

A man flagged down a North Little Rock police officer Monday and said he had seen two small children locked in a Chevrolet Tahoe for more than 20 minutes without any adult nearby, the arrest report said.

Officers reported persuading one of the children to unlock the door and said the car was 10 to 15 degrees hotter than the temperature outside the vehicle. The average temperature Monday in the area was 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The children's mother, Darlisha Latrice Batchelor, 19, was inside an eyebrow threading salon in the Lakewood Village shopping center about 65 feet from the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

When officers asked her about the children in the car at 7:40 p.m., Batchelor initially told officers she had been in the salon only 10 minutes, but the salon's records showed her signing in for her appointment at 7:03.

Batchelor initially told officers that her 13-year-old sister was in the vehicle with the children, but later said that was not true, the arrest report said.

Officers arrested Batchelor on two charges of felony endangerment of a minor.

Metro on 10/11/2018

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