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Parents arrested after kids left unattended at mall parking lot

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Gibbs (left) and Ancrum (Source: CCDC) Gibbs (left) and Ancrum (Source: CCDC)
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

A mother and father are behind bars after police found two children, one of whom had urinated on himself, unattended in a car at the Citadel Mall this past weekend.

Investigators charged 25-year-old Sierra Ancrum and 28-year-old Antron Gibbs with two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child. Gibbs was also charged with open container in a vehicle.

On Sunday at 5 p.m., Charleston police officers responded to the JC Penney's parking lot on Sam Rittenberg for two unattended children in a car.

The witness said she saw two children left alone in a car for 20 to 30 minutes.
According to the witness, she saw a boy standing outside of the car with his pants and underwear around his ankles.

The boy told the witness that he had urinated on himself and he and another male child had been in the car for a "long, long time."

When officers arrived on scene, they found the boy standing outside of the car with his pants still down. The children then told the officers that they were cold and would like to sit in a warm car.

A police report states that officers also observed two open containers of beer in the cup holders in the front seat. Police say several minutes later the children's parents, Ancrum and Gibbs, left the mall and returned to their car.

Ancrum said she left the children in the car because they were asleep. When officers asked whose open alcohol containers were in the car, Gibbs said they were his.

According to a police report, both Ancrum and Antron, told authorities that they left the children in the car around 4 p.m. Ancrum said she told the children,"Don't move, don't get out, I'll be right back."

The children were turned over to the custody of their grandparents.

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