Police released a 6-year-old child to the custody of his father Wednesday, after his angry mother argued with officers about leaving her son alone in a car in a local parking lot.


Police released a 6-year-old child to the custody of his father Wednesday, after his angry mother argued with officers about leaving her son alone in a car in a local parking lot.

 

Reports indicate witnesses reported the child alone in the car abut 1:16 p.m. An officer arrived on the scene and noted the hot temperature and the child alone in the car with his hair wet with sweat. The mother arrived a short time later, carrying a number of shopping bags, which she loaded into the trunk of her car.

 

The officer attempted to speak with the mother about leaving the child unattended but reported the woman became angry and uncooperative, saying there was nothing wrong with leaving the boy alone.

 

Witnesses said they observed the chid in the car for more than 15 minutes before becoming concerned for his well being and calling police.

 

A Department of Human Services child welfare worker was called to the scene. The child was later released to his father.

 

Although the mother was not taken into custody, police reports of the incident were forwarded to the district attorney’s office for review of child endangerment charges.