Utah woman arrested after allegedly locking kids in trunk while shopping


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Tori Lee Castillo | KSL.com

RIVERDALE, Utah — A woman was arrested after locking her two children in the trunk of her car in a Wal-Mart parking lot Thursday, Riverdale police said.

Police officers were dispatched to a Wal-Mart at 4848 900 West in Riverdale after a witness called 911 claiming to have seen Tori Lee Castillo, 39, leave the children in the trunk, according to Riverdale Police Lt. Casey Warren.

Police said the children, ages 2 and 5 years old, began making noise and moving frantically, causing the vehicle to shake. Warren said several good Samaritans in the lot noticed and helped the children by telling the 5-year-old girl to pull the emergency latch in the trunk to escape.

Police contacted Child and Family Services and the children were turned over to a responsible party, Warren said.

Once Castillo returned to the car, she was interviewed by police and booked into Weber County Jail for investigation of child abuse.

This article was originally published by KSL.com. It is used here with permission.