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Couple Arrested For Leaving Children In Running Vehicle

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(EAST LYME,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –   A man and a woman were arrested  Friday night  after State Police were called to investigate  the report of two infants  locked in a running vehicle  parked at a Grocery Store in East Lyme.The 11 month old and 3 year old were  in their car seats attached to the rear seat of the  vehicle.

As Troopers began to determine how they would enter the vehicle,  30 year old  Andrew  Froberg of  Old Orchard Beach ,Maine and   22 year old Elizabeth Elliott of Auburndale, Florida approached .Froberg identified the vehicle as his.He unlocked the vehicle, and the children, who police say were upset , were medically checked by Fire Department personnel.

The children had been in the running vehicle   for more than 15 minutes.

The Department of Children and Families  responded to the scene and assisted in the placement of the children.

Froberg and Elliott were charged with Risk of Injury to a Child,Leaving a Child Unsupervised, and Reckless Endangerment.They are being held on $20,000 bond each and are  due in New London Superior Court Monday.

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