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Woman arrested in Riverdale after allegedly locking kids in trunk while shopping

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RIVERDALE — 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 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.

Tori Lee Castillo (Photo: Weber County Sheriff's Office)
Tori Lee Castillo (Photo: Weber County Sheriff's Office)


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