Mom Leaves 4-Month-Old Baby Alone in Car While She Shops for Holiday Deals: Cops
The 21-year-old mom was shopping for Thanksgiving deals, cops said.
A Florida mother left her infant alone in a car while she shopped for Thanksgiving deals, police have said.
Shannon Bunkley, 21, was charged with child neglect after she allegedly left the baby strapped in a car seat in the parking lot of a Target store in Panama City, authorities said.
The vehicle was not locked. A driver called 911 after pulling next to Bunkley’s car outside the store on Thanksgiving night and seeing the unattended 4-month-old, police said.
Officers responded and called children’s services workers after finding the baby. They told Target supervisors to make an announcement over the public address system, but no one responded to a call for the baby’s parents to come forward, police said.
Bunkley was arrested about 40 minutes later, when she and her boyfriend returned to the car, authorities said.
The woman was released to attend a pre-trial program after being booked into the Bay County Jail, according to nwfdailynews.com.
A phone message left by InsideEdition.com on Wednesday with the Panama City Police Department was not immediately returned.
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