A 21-year-old Provo mother was behind bars Wednesday, the day after her unsupervised toddler was rescued from inside a large metal trash bin.
Nicole Elton, a neighbor of the mother, said she arrived at the Boulders Apartments Complex, 750 S. 650 West, about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday to see the woman's 3-year-old daughter inside the container. The girl's 2-year-old brother was on the ground next to it, Elton said.
The girl told her she was in the dumpster looking for food for the family, according to Elton. She pulled the toddler from the bin and since the girl was clad only in pants and the boy only a diaper, Elton clothed them and took them to the apartment complex office since their mother wouldn't answer her door.