Leaving a young child in the car unaccompanied can get you in jail. A North Carolina learned that lesson the hard way. A 25-year old mother, Robin Chevy Gabrielle McMahon was charged after leaving her 19-month-old toddler in the car while she shopped in a Wal-Mart this past Thursday.
Authorities have charged a Stoneville woman with child abuse after police said her toddler was left in the car while she shopped. She was also in possession of a controlled substance.
According to WTVD, officers were called to a Wal-Mart Thursday night after someone saw a child in a minivan crying. Officers broke a window on the minivan to get to the 19-month-old toddler after no one answered an announcement in the store to find the van’s owner.
Police said the toddler is fine and is now in the custody of the Rockingham County Department of Social Services.