Parents arrested for allegedly leaving kids in Cerritos mall parking lot

A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of child endangerment for allegedly leaving their children, ages 2 and 3, asleep in a stroller that was located outside and to the rear of a parked vehicle at the Los Cerritos Center, officials said today.

A woman told deputies patrolling the mall at 239 Los Cerritos Center that she found the children in the parking lot about 8:15 p.m. Friday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

About an hour and half later the parents were found in the mall shopping, sheriffs said.

The children were sent to Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure, according to the sheriff’s Cerritos station. They were released from the hospital and placed under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Saud Audousari and Muneirah Almowanas were arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment.

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