Monday, December 4 2023

A man is facing charges after a child and two dogs were rescued from a burning car parked in front of a Big Lots store in Rock Hill on Thanksgiving Day. When police arrived on the scene, they saw a Chevy Trailblazer parked illegally in the fire lane in front of the Big Lots, being extinguished by Rock Hill firefighters. Officers said the child and two dogs were removed from the vehicle by witnesses. The child was evaluated by EMS and taken to Levine Children’s Hospital for observation as no injuries were visible. 30-year-old Christopher Lampkin, of Rock Hill, who said he parked the vehicle and left the child and the dogs inside while he went into the store. He was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, parking an unattended vehicle, parking in a marked fire lane, and possession of marijuana.

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