Latanya Evans, 49, and her daughter entered the Bank of America branch in the Detroit suburb of Southfield on Friday, according to The Detroit News and The Associated Press. The girl handed a teller a note saying her mother was drunk and she did not want to ride in the car with her, police said.
When the little girl refused to get into the car, her mother left her at the bank and drove away, the reports said.
“The girl was very smart and did the right thing,” Southfield Police Lt. Nick Loussia told The Detroit News. “She tried to get her mother help, and she refused to get back in the car with her mom because she had been drinking.”
Evans was arrested a short distance from the bank, at which time officers determined she was driving under the influence and on a suspended license, Loussia said.