Girl Rescued From Hot Truck, Parents Arrested

July 10, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Girl Rescued Hot Truck

Girl, 5, was rescued from a hot truck in New Mexico by good samaritans. Several people called 911 after spotting the 5-year-old girl screaming, sweating and crying in a hot pickup truck parked in front of a Home Depot store. The parents Angelica Lerma Montoya and Dulces Monge Perez who were arrested told police they did not know the child was in the vehicle. The little girl told police her parents left her in the car as a form of punishment because she did not want to eat earlier in the day. The parents are on immigration hold.

On Tuesday a girl was rescued from a hot truck by good samaritans .The girl who is 5 years of age was left for several hours in a red truck parked in front of a Home Depot store located Eubank Blvd in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Three strangers Sheena Mayorga, her fiancé Hector Ramirez, and their friend John Bodenheimer heard the child screaming for help in the 90-degree heat.

The trio ran to help and found the child yelling, crying and sweating inside the locked vehicle which had the windows rolled up.

They called local authorities who rushed the child to a nearby hospital.

The kid’s parents Angelica Lerma Montoya and Dulces Monge Perez who were shopping at Home Depot came looking for her 45 minutes after she was rescued.

Angelica Lerma Montoya and Dulces Monge Perez were immediately arrested and charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm.

Their bonds have been set at $40,000 each and have been placed on an immigration hold. The duo told police officers that they did not know that their daughter was in the truck.

The little girl is being held by New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department where she was interrogated by workers.

She revealed that her parents put her in the hot car and locked the door as a form of punishment for refusing to eat her meal prior to the shopping trip.

In the wake of the death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris left in a hot car by his father Justin Ross Harris, many people are wondering how parents can still be so careless in this summer heat.

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  1. Concerned grandma says:

    That is another case of parents not being responible. They expect the government to feed, shelter, and care for them. Some aren’t fit to be parents. I can’t beleive parents are so supid. They act like they didn’t remember the child is in the car that is a cop out. Your family and your kids are always on your mind. I don’t buy these excuses and I think law enforcement should not either. People have to take resonibity for things they do. They should be charged with murder and neglect and maybe parents would not always be some forgetful.Sad times we live in now. The lord is coming and people better get ready.God does not like people mistreating his childen

  2. Another concerned Grandma says:

    How do you forget a 5 year old? This is not an infant in a car seat. I doubt the little girl made up that story of punishment. The best form of punishment I read about for a couple who left a dog in a car was they had to sit in a hot car with the windows closed for a couple of hours themselves. I think these parents should have to do that too – and never get that child back again. Oh, and how do these people afford that truck? Just wondering because I can’t afford on.

  3. Sammy says:

    All children deserve parents. Not all parents deserve children.


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