Originally Posted by LunaMom
What would you have done?
I'll tell you what I would have done, because it's what I did do in a similar situation: I called 911 and gave them her car make and model and license number.
This woman was parked outside of Starbucks and actually *did* come out after MANY minutes, during which the same thought occurred to me: that I could just have said, "Come with me," and taken them. I said, "Are these your kids?" and she said that they were, and I said, "Did you know it's against the law to leave them in the car like that?" and she just kept breezily walking -- no apology, no explanation, no nothin'. So I called 911 and I hope that they busted her, because frankly, someone who apparently cares that little for her children and has a casual, "I'm above the law" attitude needs to understand either that she's endangering her kids OR that the cops don't like that, or ideally both.
Maybe it's different in a more rural, less dangerous part of the country, but we live in a city famous for its family unfriendliness.