Some people will do anything to look good. Take Keontae Moodie, for example. She’s a 22-year-old Baltimore County mom who was arrested last week for leaving her kids alone in the car while getting her nails done.
Moodie allegedly left her 3-year-old girl and her 3-month-old boy in a locked Honda for an hour so she could get prettified at a nail salon. But not just any salon. It was First Class Nail Salon in Randallstown, MD, which was defying coronavirus lockdown orders and was supposed to be closed.
Police say they responded to a call reporting child neglect, and they found the kids locked in Moodie’s Honda. Officers had to use batons to break the kids out.
The temperature was in the 70s and the car was not running.
When police arrived at First Class Nail Salon, the shades were drawn, and the officers had to knock on the door several times until an employee let them in. Once inside, officers located Moodie, who admitted to being the owner of the Honda and the children’s mother.
Moodie was charged with two counts of leaving children unattended. Both children have been checked out and are reported to be doing fine.
“We’re still in a pandemic and we still don’t have the solutions to the problem,” Baltimore County Police Sgt. Vickie Warehime told news station WBFF. “Getting your nails done should not supersede the safety of your family, your kids, and others who you put yourself in contact with.”
Police ordered First Class Nail Salon to shut down and it has complied with that order.
Since Sunday, Maryland has confirmed 958 new cases of COVID-19, as well as 27 deaths. That brings the state’s totals to 39,762 cases and 1,903 fatalities.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Governor Larry Hogan says Maryland officials are “looking closely at hospitalizations and ICU cases in deciding when to further roll back restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the virus.”