Child left alone in car at Newport News Kohl's, mom arrested

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by Velma Scaife, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 6:40 PM

NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News mother has been arrested after police located her one-year-old child allegedly left alone in a car at a Kohl's store last Friday. 

Police say they received a call around 11 a.m. after a witness saw the child sleeping in his carseat.      The Kohl's store is located at 551 Bland Blvd. in Newport News.

The child's mother, 29-year-old Ralitsa D Saunders, of the 100 block of Gum Grove Drive, was inside the store, police said. 

Saunders was taken into custody and charged with child neglect.

The father of the child was called to the scene and took custody of his son who was not injured in the incident, police said. 

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