Warrant issued for woman accused of leaving disabled adult in hot vehicle

September 4, 2019 | Courts

NEWKIRK — A warrant is issued for Theresa Sanchez Larssen, 64, Ponca City, who is charged with a felony count of neglect by caretaker.

Ponca City police report Larssen is accused of leaving a disabled adult in a hot vehicle parked at the flea market. The subject was reportedly covered in sweat and moaning. Witnesses told police the windows were cracked and the engine off.

The vehicle left the area before police could arrive but witnesses followed the vehicle to Lowe’s. Police made contact with Larssen in the Lowe’s parking lot. She reportedly admitted to leaving the subject in the vehicle with the windows rolled down.

Sgt. Cory Vincent reports in the affidavit that the male subject was in the back seat covered in sweat. Vincent was unable to obtain a statement from the subject because of his disability. Vincent reports the temperature was 87 degrees, heat index 93 degrees and humidity 63 percent. Larssen reportedly asked the ofificer if she could leave the male subject in the vehicle while she went into Lowe’s.
Vincent told her no.

Bond for Larssen is endorsed at $5,000. Anyone with information of Larssen’s location is asked to call police.

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