A New Port Richey woman is facing charges after deputies said she left two children alone in a car so she could hunt hogs.
According to the arrest affidavit, a deputy was responding to a 911 call in the area of Glades Avenue in New Port Richey. The deputy found a 9-year-old boy and an 8-month-old girl alone in a gray vehicle, which was not running. The deputy said it was about 38 degrees outside at the time.
The deputy removed the children from the car and noticed the boy was shivering, dressed only in a long-sleeve shirt and no coat, the report said. The deputy said the boy called 911 because he was cold and said that, "A police car would be warmer."
When the responding deputies made contact with Kayla M. Shavers, 31,, she told them she was hunting the hogs because they are tearing up the property.
Deputies said Shavers also told them that she had stayed close enough to the car to respond in case the children needed her, but the deputies said they were on the scene for over 40 minutes before Shavers left the woods.
Shavers was arrested on charges of child neglect.