Shoplifting mum left two kids in car but it bursts into flames with them inside

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    A mum's car burst into flames while her two children were trapped inside – while she was allegedly committing crime by shoplifting inside a nearby departent store.

    According to police Alicia Moore, 24, parked her vehicle outside the Dillard’s department store at the Oviedo Mall in Florida on May 26 with her two young kids inside who “could not care for themselves”.

    The Orlando native then went inside the store with a man, who has not been identified, and allegedly began stealing from the store, according to police.

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    When she left the store around an hour later, she found her car engulfed in a blaze, with police saying she dropped her allegedly stolen items and ran towards the car.

    After the explosion, shoppers and witnesses helped rescue the children inside, with one youngster reportdly suffered first-degree burns to the face and ears as the back and front windows of the car shattered amid huge flames and billowing smoke.

    The fire, which was captured on dashcam video shared by the City of Oviedo, wrecked the car, police said, although the cause of the blaze is so far unknown.

    Moore was arrested on May 31 and charged with aggravated child neglect and arson as well as petty theft and battery charges. Prison records reveal she is being held in Seminole County Jail on a $48,000 (£38,600) bond.

    The incident comes after Dailt Star reported last month that a 14-year-old girl allegedly set her school on fire killing 20 people, while she was annoyed after a teacher took her phone off her.

    The fire broke out just after midnight on Monday in a central Guyana mining town, about 200 miles from the capital, Georgetown, engulfing a female dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School and trapping students inside.

    A top official in the South American country said that the suspect, who was among several injured people, was upset that her mobile phone was confiscated.

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