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Police: Woman arrested after leaving two patients in hot car

Posted August 6, 2015
Updated August 7, 2015

Turissa Bright

— A woman was arrested and charged with abuse Thursday after police say she left two disabled, elderly patients locked in a hot car.

According to police, Turissa Bright, left two women, ages 73 and 75 in a car while she shopped.

The two women were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.

Bright was being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.


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  • Katie Manahan Aug 8, 2015
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    Totally bizarre. Good thing it wasn't my mother in that hot car! Leaving children, pets and now this. There should be harsher penalties. SMH

  • Sherrill Craig Aug 7, 2015
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    If she is 70, she is old enough to know better than to leave people in a car on a hot day. Age is not an excuse.

  • Donald Holder Aug 7, 2015
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    DSS doesn't do checks on anybody unless there is a complaint. There's no enough people for them to check out every facility.

  • Paul Jones Aug 7, 2015
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    That accused lady is 70 years old herself! Give her a break.

  • Kelly Price Aug 7, 2015
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    She was doing in home care for the elderly. I don't understand how they allow people like this open up a house and supposedly take care of elderly. Does DSS even do checks on these people?

  • Johan Summer Aug 7, 2015
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    Indeed! Not only should she be fired, she should serve time for doing this! Infants and Senior Citizens who need our care deserve better than this! Hope the two ladies recover soon.

  • Thomas Fenske Aug 7, 2015
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    Well, with a $500K bond she likely didn't show up for work today anyway.

  • Richard Mackey Aug 7, 2015
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    don't know where she worked but hopefully she has been fired....How disgusting