UPDATE: Danville Woman Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car at Mall Identified

Police arrested Amanda Nejat, 46, of Danville Wednesday around 4:15 p.m. at Stoneridge Mall on charges of felony child endangerment.

Pleasanton police arrested a Danville woman Wednesday afternoon after she left a toddler and a baby inside her locked car while she was shopping at .

Police confirmed Thursday afternoon that the woman arrested was Amanda Nejat, 46. The arrest happened around 6:15 p.m. They could not say whether her car was outside in the parking lot, or in the Nordstrom parking structure.

She was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment. The children were reportedly inside the vehicle for almost an hour.

Patch will update this story as information is available.


Tena Gallagher February 10, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The article says Amanda Nejat, 47.
Tanya Rose February 10, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Tena - We added that after Carmila's comment. We usually try to label the story as "update" when that happens but it's definitely confusing sometimes.
Sam Clemens May 03, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Can you be arrested if you put your children in their crib at home and are in a room or otherwise can't hear them crying for 40 minutes? Is the concern that someone might happen by the car; see the kids, break in and kidnap them? What if the kids were in a crib next to a home window that could be seen from a public area? I'm not sure that this is any business of the public, or even rises to the level of bad parenting. Maybe....but really getting arrested?
Terry Parris Jr. May 03, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Sam: Is there a difference between putting babies in a crib in their room in your house and leaving babies in a car parked in a mall parking lot for upwards of 40 minutes? You don't see a difference there?
zenia April 14, 2013 at 05:24 PM
If you read the entire (short) article the NAME IS published, both first, last as well as well as her age, the city she resides in and the city/place where she was arrested in....


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