A College Grove woman was charged, yesterday, after leaving her toddler unattended in her vehicle while she made a return.
At 2:15 Wednesday afternoon, a shopper approached a Franklin Police Officer at the CoolSprings Galleria after seeing an unattended baby in a vehicle parked in the middle of the parking lot. Franklin Police located the locked and running vehicle parked in the middle of the lot, near Belk. The toddler was asleep in his car seat.
The baby’s 36-year-old mother eventually returned to the vehicle. When she did, she was issued a misdemeanor citation, charging her with Leaving a Child Unattended in a Motor Vehicle. The mother will have to book herself in to the Williamson County Jail before 3pm on 12/19/2015.
Franklin Police remind parents that with dangers like auto theft, abduction, and choking or other medical emergency, it is dangerous and illegal to leave children unattended in a vehicle. Fines for the Class-B Misdemeanor range from $200-$500.