ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - A Rock Hill woman is facing charges after she reportedly left her dog locked inside a hot car for nearly 3.5 hours.
According to a police report, Rock Hill police were called to the Sam's Club along the 2400-block of Crosspointe Drive Friday afternoon.
When the officer arrived at the store around 1 p.m., a dog was found inside a black 2000 Ford Expedition. The report states that the outside temperature was about 90 degrees when officers arrived.
The officer had the store page the owner of the vehicle, 68-year-old Evelyn Weber, but Weber didn't respond to the page. The officer called animal control to respond to the store.
Around 3 p.m., two hours after the officer arrived on the scene, Weber left the store with the store's manager.
Weber told the officer that she didn't hear her name paged inside the store. When asked by the officer why she'd left the dog inside the hot vehicle, she said she didn't think she would be in the store that long.
The store manager provided a photo showing Weber pulling into the parking lot at 11:37 a.m., nearly 3.5 hours before leaving the store.
Weber was charged with cruelty to animals and the dog was turned over to a friend, according to the report.