Store Owners Defend Mom Accused of Leaving Kids In Car

Update: Things aren't always as they seem. While several passers-by say the mother left her children in the car to get a haircut, there may be a totally different story. According to employees at the nearby postal store, the mother walked into the store with her two kids in tow. She then left the store and loaded the kids into the car. When she shut the door, she realized she accidentally locked her keys and kids in the car. Desperate to get them out, the mom started screaming for help and began breaking the windows. Witnesses say the children were in the car less than five minutes, and they were ok once they were freed from the car.

There are two instances where it's OK to smash a car window — when a man cheats on you and when you're saving someone's life. The latter occurred outside a strip mall in Texas yesterday afternoon. Several shoppers noticed two children inside a Jeep, with no adult in sight. To save the kids from the unbearable heat, the group began smashing the windows with anything they could find.

"It was a crazy situation," Gabriel Del Valle, who shot the incident with his cell phone, tells a local news station. "They could barely open the doors because there was a child lock on."

The children were eventually freed from the car and taken to their mother, who says she left them inside while she went to get a haircut. The mother, whose name has not been released, begged shoppers not to call the cops, and since the children seemed unharmed they agreed. Let's just hope she doesn't make the same mistake twice.