Judge grants hard-luck, Miami mom free pass

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From NBC Miami:

A Broward County judge gave a penniless mother a priceless gift this week: freedom.

Angel Smith, 41, had been arrested for leaving her two children in a hot car for two hours while she gave blood to earn money to feed them, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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She was paid around $30 for giving blood, but when she left the center, cops were waiting.

A security guard at the blood donation clinic saw the children – ages 4 and 7 – alone in the car and called police, who arrested Smith on child neglect charges. The children were unharmed and are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

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