Mother allegedly leaves young children in car during job intervi - Fox 2 News Headlines

Mother allegedly leaves young children in car during job interview

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - It's a mug shot that's hard to forget:  A mother was in tears after being arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children locked in a car while she went for a job interview.

Police found the children crying and Shanesha Taylor was charged with child abuse.  She says she's homeless, needs a job and she couldn't find anyone to watch them.

And while some have expressed outrage at her actions, she's also developed support from all over the U.S. from people who say they sympathize with her situation.

A fundraising website that was set up to help Taylor has now raised more than $80,000.

"I was hoping we would get to $9,000, but once it reached $9,000, I've been in non-stop shock since then," said Amanda Bishop.

Bishop, who started it, lives in New Jersey, but was in Arizona when she saw Taylor's teary-eyed booking photo on the news.

"Obviously, this woman cares for her children and she was really trying to do good for them, trying to better her situation," said Bishop.

The page on YouCaring.com has more than 1,000 comments so far.

But not all support Taylor.  With one person saying, "Are you kidding me?  This person shouldn't be getting money for almost killing her child."

Many others say they've been in her situation.  A woman named Diane wrote, "She does not deserve to go to jail or lose her kids."

"More than anything, I have an outpouring of people who can relate.  People who are saying you know what, I've been there and I am lucky my children weren't taken away from me," said Bishop.

Shanesha herself has responded to the support, writing, "Thank you to all who love and support me. I am home and safe. I was released early this morning by the grace of God. And the charity of a wonderful church community here in Chandler, AZ. I appreciate everyone who felt move enough to help a complete stranger. I LOVE you all."

The money raised will be used to help Taylor move into a home, pay bills and cover her legal expenses since she is facing serious felony child abuse charges.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Massive brawl at NJ wedding

    Massive brawl at NJ wedding

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:24:34 GMT
    As many as 300 people became involved in a massive brawl at a New Jersey wedding hall that ended with two arrests on Sunday night.  Middletown police say that the fight broke out at about 10:30 p.m. at the Jacques Reception Hall on Palmer Ave. in Middletown.
    As many as 300 people became involved in a massive brawl at a New Jersey wedding hall that ended with two arrests on Sunday night.  Middletown police say that the fight broke out at about 10:30 p.m. at the Jacques Reception Hall on Palmer Ave. in Middletown.
  • 3 NJ mayors to announce anti-crime plan

    3 NJ mayors to announce anti-crime plan

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:03:29 GMT
    The mayors of three of New Jersey's largest cities are announcing a joint initiative to combat violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have scheduled a news conference in Jersey City for Monday afternoon to announce the plan. The news conference is being held in one of Jersey City's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
    The mayors of three of New Jersey's largest cities are announcing a joint initiative to combat violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have scheduled a news conference in Jersey City for Monday afternoon to announce the plan. The news conference is being held in one of Jersey City's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices