Davis allegedly went into the Beloit Wal-Mart for ten minutes while her kids were exposed to dangerously cold conditions. Liggett continues saying, “Cold causes hypothermic reaction, can cause frost nip, frost bite, and those injuries can be very severe leading up to and including death."
Police were waiting for her when she came back to the car and arrested her with 2 misdemeanor counts of child neglect. Captain Dan Risse with the Beloit police department says she's lucky her kids weren't hurt, “In order for the child neglect to become a felony, there has to be some sort of injury to the child."
Andrea Gentry has a 2 year old grandson of her own and is shocked someone would do such a thing, “What was it that she couldn't bring them inside? She brought them out in this temperature, how come she couldn't take them into the store?”
But Risse says this happens more than you think, “It can't be stressed enough. We see these types of incidents as a nation, or a state, repeatedly."