Mom Arrested After Leaving Kids In Freezing Car While She Went To Spa

WWJ News
January 16, 2020 - 7:04 am

WARREN (WWJ) - A Macomb County mom is facing criminal charges after she allegedly left three kids in a car while getting a spa treatment. 

Ericka Campbell, 23, is accused of leaving three children -- ages 9 months, 3 years and 11 years -- inside her vehicle while she visited a private home spa in Warren on Monday night.

The 11-year-old called police and said they had been left sitting in the car for an hour while Campbell, her sister, was inside a house. It was 32 degrees at the time, she told police, and she wasn't sure why Campbell hadn't returned yet. 

Officers arrived at the home and were told that Campbell was indeed inside, but she was busy getting her eyebrows done and she wouldn't be out until they were finished.

Campbell was taken into custody at the scene and the children were turned over to their grandparents. She was arraigned on child abuse charges and released on bond. 

Child Protective Services has been notified and is investigating.