A Spanish Fork mom faces criminal charges after leaving her sons in the van in frigid temperatures while she went shopping.
A man walked through the Provo Towne Center parking lot about 3:25 p.m. Monday, when he noticed three children in a van but didn't think much of it, said Provo Police Lt. Mathew Siufanua. But when he came out of the mall at 4:30 p.m., and the children were still unattended, he called the police.
Officers found three boys ages 8, 6 and 2 inside, and while the older boys were bundled up and said they felt alright, the toddler was "cold, crying and clearly uncomfortable," Siufanua said. The incident report did not describe whether the 2-year-old was bundled up as well, he added.