HOUSTON—A grandmother was charged after leaving her two young grandkids alone in a car for nearly an hour while she shopped at southwest Houston Walmart Thursday night, police said.
Karen Louise Hubert was charged with endangering a child.
Police say a passerby spotted the boys alone in a car in the parking lot of the Walmart in the 9600 block of W. Sam Houston Tollway around 8 p.m.
The passerby called police, and officers responded to the scene to check on the children.
While they were there, the grandmother came out of the store and was taken into custody.
Hubert was released from jail around 6:30 a.m. Friday after posting $5,000 bond.
KHOU 11 News went to Hubert’s apartment on Friday, but her daughter came to the door and said she didn’t have anything to say.
Her neighbors, though, said they were shocked to hear the news.
You never leave a kid alone no matter what it is or where they are. You don’t do that. You always be attentive to children. Always,” said Sharon Broussard, who has two grandchildren ages 3 and 5.