YULEE, Fla. - YULEE, Fla. —The 911 call from the mother accused of leaving her 18-month-old son in a hot car paints a different picture from what authorities say happened.
Police arrested and charged Michelle King, 25, Tuesday night with child neglect without great bodily harm. King posted bond and got out of jail Wednesday afternoon.
King left her boy strapped in a car seat in her vehicle outside her Hawthorne Court home from 6 till 10:30 Tuesday morning after dropping her husband off at work, according to investigators.
But King indicated to the 911 operator that the child left the house on his own while she was asleep.
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King's booking reports states that she failed to take prescription medication prior to the incident.
Her 6-year-old son pulled his younger brother out of the car.
The child's was upgraded to fair condition at UF Health.
Here are transcripts of the 911 call:
Dispatch: 911. What is your emergency?
King: Um, yes. Um, I have twins and one of my twins was outside here outside and he's all sorts of hot and he's just really tired looking.
Dispatch: Has he lost consciousness or anything?
King: No. He's still awake. Um. I think he has heat stroke.
Dispatch: Is anyone there with you?
King: No. It's just me and my three children.
King: Wake up, Jackson. He [inaudible] somewhere. I don't know how he got out of the house.
Dispatch: Was he outside by himself?
King. Yes ma'am. I don't know how he got out of the house.
Dispatch: And do you know how long he was out there?
King. Ah. Probably two hours.
King. I'm from Las Vegas and I should know better than to keep any door unlocked when we are sleeping.
Dispatch: Is he breathing OK?
King: Yes, he's breathing fine. But when his eyes were open he was real lethargic.
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