Nearly two hours into Ost's interview, authorities responded to a report of a young boy in a hot car outside Community Hospital, where the pediatrician's office is located, WRTV reported. A hospital police officer saw the boy watching a movie inside the vehicle, which was unlocked with closed windows as outside temperatures reached 86 degrees, authorities said. The officer removed the child from the car and learned that Ost was his mother, according to WRTV.
Police arrested Ost, who said she decided to leave her son in the vehicle after he refused to go into the doctor's office, WXIN reported. Both boys are now in DCS custody, officials said.