COLORADO SPRINGS - A woman is in custody after Colorado Springs Police said she made credible threats to kill herself and her two young children.
Based on the information police received, they responded to the reported residence of 29-year-old Jessica Price, but they could not make contact. They conducted a welfare check inside and did not find anyone.
Springs police then sent out messages to the public to be on the look out for Price's vehicle. A short time later an officer found the car in Palmer Park with Price and her two children in the car with the windows up and the heater on. They arrested Price and took her children into protective custody.
Temperatures rose into the 90 degree range on Sunday and were even hotter inside the car.
While this was no accident, police say it's a reminder for all of us just how dangerous hot cars can be for people and animals.
Detective Phil Tollefson said, "Within about eight minutes you can get well into the 120 range which is approaching a range where bodies are going to start shutting down, especially those that are younger."
Parent and dog owner Elisha Wyant said, "Stay hydrated, stay in the shade, roll your windows down if you do have to run in really quick, keep your windows down for your dogs."